Bill Dunson, born in rural Georgia, skipped 12th grade and went directly to Yale. He subsequently received his PhD in Zoology from the University of Michigan. Bill is Professor Emeritus of Pennsylvania State University, thanks to a career spent teaching and researching the physiological ecology and ecotoxicology of reptiles, amphibians and fish. Bill has dedicated his life to learning and sharing his knowledge with others. Join him as he observes our better nature on the Island, his newest home.
Saturday, May 3, 2014
Lizard's Eyes Bigger than Mouth?
This FL brown anole seems to have an appetite bigger than its mouth. It has captured a cabbage white butterlfy with a tasty body but with wings that make it impossible to swallow. What to do? For as long as I watched the lizard hung on and apparently considered its options- get rid of the wings or give up the prey. I had to leave before the conclusion of this epic battle but I was surprised to see the lizard attack such large prey.