Anoles change color. If an anole is brown, it is cold, sick, or pissed off (if it's very angry, it will extend its dewlap and try to scare you away). Happy, healthy anoles are green.

This little creature is found all over the warmer parts of the Americas, and is one of the most harmless, defenseless creatures I have ever encountered. I have owned a couple of anoles, including one that was maimed by a previous owner's iguana. They make good pets; anoles are low-maintenance and cute.

Dead anoles are a very dark brown.