The Brown Anole is native to Cuba and the Bahamas but has been introduced into the United States. It grows to a length of 5 to 9 inches. It is normally brown but can quickly change its color to match the surroundings. The male has a brightly colored flap of skin called a dewlap. Usually the dewlap is tucked in, as in the picture on the left. When the Anole is defending its territory or trying to impress a potential mate, the dewlap is extended as in the picture on the right. Females also have a dewlap but it is smaller and they usually don’t extend it.