About to do some work on the car yesterday, opened the hood and zoom! this little guy leapt away and scurried up the drainpipe a short ways, then stopped. As I leaned in with the camera, it regarded me suspiciously but never moved, and remained there for no small length of time while I worked on the car, intermittently visible not two meters away through the gap behind the recycle bin. Getting used to me? Waiting for me to finish all my cursing so it could regain its hidey-hole? A decoy to keep me from discovering the heist in progress on the other side of the garage? I do not know. But to keep it (and any others) happy, I left a donut sitting on the ground, because that’s how you get ants.
[This is a Carolina anole (Anolis carolinensis,) by the way…]