Puffed up and angry

A green anole defends its territory in a hedge from an encroaching photographer. A typical display involves a lot of head bobbing and extending of the anole’s dewlap. If the intruder is another anole, the defender might rush the other one, though in my experience, they rarely end up fighting.

When I’m the intruder, the anoles usually have a similar expression to this one, a sort of benign resignation.

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