Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Plants 1 : Anolis 0

The June 2009 number of the Carnivorous Plant Newsletter marks a low point for the lizard genus Anolis. Joel McNeal from Athens, Georgia reports the capture of a small green anole (Anolis carolinensis) by the venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula). The lizard was dead by the time he found it, but he never got a chance to see if it would be digested because the lizard and most of the trap were gone the following day, presumably due to bird predation.

4 comments:

Dan Warren said...

When I saw the title of this post in my RSS feeds, I thought "please let this be an anole being eaten by a carnivorous plant".

What a great picture!

Paul Hurtado said...

"Plants 0 : Anolis 0 : Birds 1"? ;)

Susan Perkins said...

Or maybe Plant 1: Anolis 0: Bird Meat *and* Veg!

Glor said...

@Paul
Nice.