Anole Brunch: Eating a Cicada  by Dick Locke
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Anole Brunch

This picture shows a green anole eating a Cicada (?)  8/15/2004 in The Woodlands, Texas.
Story: I was getting ready to mow the lawn on an uncharacteristically cool August morning and saw the insect on the front porch.  It had obviously just molted.  I picked it up and placed it onto a spider plant, and ran indoors to get the camera.  By the time I came back, the anole was making brunch out of my subject.  He was intent on subduing the cicada and didn't seem to mind me.  I took a few shots, and then attempted to move some obstructions out of the way.  This spooked the anole, who took off.  Figuring he might not abandon such a bountiful meal lightly, I hung around.  Eventually, he came back.  I shot away.  Once the Anole had control of his prey, he took off into the undergrowth.

Photo Data: Nikon D100, Nikon 105mm f2.8 macro at f22, aperture priority, 1/60s, Nikon SB-80DX flash on the D-TTL mode.  On my close-ups, I pull the card out on the flash, and set the flash pointing as low as it goes.

?Perhaps a Dog Day Cicada, Family Cicadidae, Order Homoptera.

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