Small arboreal tropical American insectivorous lizards with the ability to change skin color in a matter of seconds. They are sometimes called the American chameleon. They are hard to detect because they blend with the colors around them. Color change is influenced by temperature, light and emotion. The inhibit tropical and sub-tropical America.
Gourley Garden in the Smoky Mountains of TN.
The great Smoky Mountains are designated a tropical forest in places, and an international Bio-sphere Reserve. Land ajoins the Foothills Parkway in the Smokies. It is possible to get Anole eggs in with tropical plants from nurseries.
I don’t think that is what happened here…but would be interested to know if anybody else in TN has watergardens as I do, and have plenty of Anole Lizards. I declared it a habitat for them.