Not Just Any Old Anoles: These Are Beach Dwellers!

By Henry H. Mitchell, September 11, 2009.
Green Anole (Anolis carolinensis) in Myrtle Beach, SC

A Green Anole (or “American Chameleon”) pauses on the steps at Springmaid Beach's dunes. Its color seems to emulate the nearby sand.


Green Anole (Anolis carolinensis) in Myrtle Beach, SC

Nearby, another Green Anole has taken on the coloration of the yucca blades which surround it.

Among the South Carolina Grand Strand's most charming residents are the quiet, gentle little Green Anoles (Anolis carolinensis) which are seen on walls and walkways, and among the shrubbery.

Also called “American Chameleons,” they seem to be able to adjust their coloration to closely match almost any background. Their color change is not instantaneous, so they are easily spotted when they scurry from one place to another.

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This guide to Myrtle Beach is sponsored by Mitchells Publications.