Photo Caption Contest

We’ll all give a big hand to whomever provides the best caption for this photo. While you’re ruminating about something clever, notice that this adult male Anolis sagrei, collected from an introduced population in Taiwan and reported on here, is quite fat and sassy (or at least fat). Clearly, the extra appendage did it no harm. Who knows, maybe it even helped! Many anoles with three legs have been collected over the years (more examples always welcome). The existence of five-legged anoles means that it is now statistically possible to examine the relationship between limb number and sprint speed. Stay tuned.

About Jonathan Losos

Author and Professor at Harvard University
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4 Responses to Photo Caption Contest

  1. Tom Wake says:

    When I said lend a hand, I meant it figuratively…

  2. Lisa McCune says:

    ‘Well, that’s what I get for moving in next to the nuclear power plant!”

  3. Joshua says:

    You know what they say about anoles with extra feet, right?

  4. Pingback: Land of the Three-Legged Lizards |

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