This little cutie is a hatchling green anole, native to the Southern US.
Anoles have thousands of microscopic hairs, called setae, on each of their toe pads. These hairs generate electromagnetic forces through friction that allow them to climb vertically up many smooth surfaces.
In fact, their climbing abilities and toepad “stickiness” is second only to the geckos!
Green anoles can be found perching on tree branches from which they can scan for prey/predators and communicate to potential mates or rivals with head bobs and flashes of their brightly colored throat (dewlap).
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