What's real in the photo above?
We humans just naturally like fellow animals that look us in the eye ... that explains the appeal of ducks, pigs, and Labrador Retrievers ... and yes, your non Lab dogs too.
(Your cat is looking at your carotid arteries and calculating ... it only appears to be looking you in the eye)
Anoles have this down to an art with their swivelly orbs. This one was sunning at my Mom and Dad's Saturday while I was pond digging.
It's worth an enlarging click on this pic to enjoy the beautiful texture and colors of anole scales.
Stumpy is just one of the (TOO) many brown anoles which are here to stay in Florida. The Carolina Anole in the first 3 shots is a native species, and yes, they can turn brown using their chromatophores, but the Brown Anole is an introduced species.
The one in the photo has recently lost his tail, but he's not letting that stop him from showing off in a territorial display of throat patch flashing and head bobbing.
Stumpy hung out around me the entire time I worked on the pond. I think I was probably stirring up bugs, and I know I was uncovering earthworms often.
He just lounged around with his pals while I worked.