Fauna, Fun

Lizard waves white flag for 2020

This green anole (Anolis carolinensis) has had enough of this horrible no-good year.

He’s upside down and flying his white flag, surrendering to the non-stop news about all the current crises, overlapping and all mixed up together in one massive mess of a mess.

Native to the southeastern United States, this “American chameleon” can change his color from varying shades of brown to a bright green.

We’re thinking the white flag is a brand new evolutionary trick, a quick adaptation to the shocking headlines of Covid, record number of hurricanes, wildfires, floods, protests, massive glaciers melting, and the election. Did we miss anything?

But at least he has a tail.

Maybe this guy chewed his off in desperate frustration at the latest over-the-top political maneuvers.

It ain’t easy being green.

Editors’ Note: Or maybe we’re just projecting, and he’s really just shedding his old skin to prep his winter coat. Nah.