Fights among anoles are fairly common in nature, and we’ve had several previous posts documenting anole fights captured on film (1, 2, 3, 4). A casual browsing of YouTube reveals many more anole fights, mostly between male Anolis carolinensis (1, 2, 3, 4, 5). Many of these videos use the Rocky theme music to set the tone. I was really enjoying watching these videos until I got to thinking that some of them might actually be staged. I browsed the comments to see if I could figure out if the fights were staged, but didn’t come up with any definitive proof (in a few cases, I added my own comment asking directly if the fights were staged). However, there are certainly people who have commented that watching these videos has inspired them to raise fighting anoles. What do you think? Do some of these fights look staged to you?
- Anole Annals is written and edited by scientists who study Anolis lizards. Our goal is to disseminate new scientific research, natural history anecdotes, and a wide range of other anole-related information. To find posts on a particular topic, type a key word into the search box.
- New blog post! Do Hurricanes Rock Lizards Harder in the City? : Kevin Aviles-Rodriguez : wp.me/p2379Y-9ns #scicomm 1 week ago
- New blog post! Pitcher Plant Devours Adult Green Anole : Jonathan Losos : wp.me/p2379Y-9nn #scicomm 2 weeks ago
Gregory C. Mayer on Test Skip Lazell on Test The Dating World of… on Amazing Anole Fight Caught on… Benjamin Ross Desch on Scantlebags: A New Innovation… justinhenningsen on Anole Annals Has a New Ho…