Anole Shedding Equals Gross #WordlessWednesday

Anole shedding ~

For anyone who knows very little about anoles, they are tiny little lizards. Ours is fast and likes to hide, so I had to get what pictures I could as fast as I could. Occasionally, this little weirdo peels off all his skin. It is super gross. Since he was peeling this time right before Wordless Wednesday, I thought of you guys. That was nice of me, wasn’t it?

So, here is the 2nd picture I took of the anole in all his grossness. We did have 2 anoles, Fric and Frac, but one died shortly after we got the pair *sniff* and I am not sure which one this is. Anyway, I will call him Frac. Frac kept hiding in the grass so it was hard to get shots of him. He is not a people lizard.

Yay! The Frac came out of the grass and climbed on the rock! This is a good shot of his back. He started rubbing his neck all over that rock. It took Frac a long time to get all of the skin peeled off his neck – probably a good 15-20 minutes. It may have even been longer. He stopped occasionally to give me the side eye.

Here is the last picture I took before the real carnage began. See the pesky cricket with the arrow pointing toward him? Yeah, that cricket is no more. That cricket just kept watching the anole, getting on his neck and back. You know, being an all around pain. So, in spite of the cricket’s torment, Frac gets the rest of the skin peeled off. He then proceeds to eat the skin *GROSS* and then eats the cricket *DOUBLE GROSS.*

I am not sure whether Frac was hungry or just teaching the cricket and his gang of cricket bullies a lesson.

About Dawn McAlexander

Dawn is a full time travel and lifestyle blogger. Besides Cheap Is The New Classy, she also owns and writes for EatPlayRock.com, an entertainment site. Her interests include traveling, home decor, DIY projects, organizing her home and enjoying a nice cup of coffee {or two}. She currently resides in North Carolina with her dog, Daisy.

Comments

  1. GROSS indeed!! Yucks….

  2. my boys loved your post!!

  3. Kathryn C. says

    Ewww!

  4. What the Frac?!? Gross, but hilariously narrated!

  5. Oh that’s just nasty! Good thing I think nasty is sometimes funny! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. Oh My Gosh! My skin is crawling just looking at the pictures. haha I am such a chicken when it comes to bugs and rodents and ESPECIALLY lizards!

    • Haha! Years ago, I had an iguana! That thing makes this anole look like an ant! I also had 2 taratulas. Would you have held one of those? ๐Ÿ˜›

      Dawn

  7. Katherine G says

    This is so cool. I am going to show this to my kids when they get home from school. They love stuff like this especially my son.

  8. That’s neat. I’ve never seen one of those before!

  9. Emily Ploch says

    Haha gross but you are so funny. I loved this post. ๐Ÿ™‚ Fric & Frac…priceless

  10. Eeeeyeeeew….shivers down my spine!

  11. My boys would love watching that kind of carnage. Very neat photos!

  12. I think it is neat… a little gross but still neat!

  13. Dawn, I love you. You know how to turn something as gross as this into something highly comedic. Hahaha

  14. You are more brave than me! I’m freaked out by lizards and bugs lol.

  15. That’s a bit disturbing. Haha!

  16. yuk! Lizards and bugs give me the heebie jeebies!!

  17. ANGEL JACKLYN says

    VERY NICE. I “WAS” STARVING… & THEN I CAME ACROSS THIS POST WHILE BROWSING. SO I’M LIKE, HM, “NOT VERY HUNGRY ANYMORE…” & PRECEDED TO KEEP READINGGGG THE POST, WHERE ABOUT I HIT THE LAST LINE WHERE YOU INFORMED ME YOUR LIZARD ATE HIS OWN PEELED SKIN BEFORE EATING A CRICKET IN PAIN…. & THOUGHT, “DEFINANTLY NOT HUNGRY, NOT CLOSE.” WELL, I WILL GIVE YOU PROPS FOR AIDING IN MY RECENT DIET (& YOU DIDN’T EVEN MEAN TO!), BUT REALLY, THIS ONE CAUGHT MY EYE =)

    • You are welcome. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Anytime you feel like cheating, just come back and check this out. ๐Ÿ˜›

      Dawn