Anolis sagrei plays dead

In previous post, Hispanioland shows us a picture of the fake dead behavior by Anolis distichus. This year I breed my pair of Anolis sagrei and I have several offsprings.

I can see that this behavior is rather common among the offsprings, and I partially film it in the following video. I didn’t see the same behavior in my others anoles species. Maybe only for trunk-ground species?

In which species did you see this behavior ?

In this case, the offspring begins to stiffen, twists and falls to the ground. The opens his mouth and stops breathing. The limbs are tense as a dead person. When young sent back safety (some seconds later) the individual’s “awakening”.

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About luccioco

Anole enthusiast Keep/Kept : Anolis carolinensis, Anolis coelestinus, Anolis cooki, Anolis hendersoni, Anolis porcatus, Anolis oculatus winstoni, Anolis sagrei, Anolis vermiculatus, Anolis valencienni
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