Anyone who has spent any time in Bermuda can attest to the presence of lizards. You’ll often spot them looking like bright, tiny statues motionless on the side of contrasting pastel-colored walls (motionless, that is, until they begin their characteristic push-ups and show off their throat fans before scurrying away).

Perhaps the most famous resident lizard is the Antiguan Anole, known in Bermuda simply as the Warwick Lizard. With the full-grown male reaching lengths up to 14 inches (35cm), these guys are often unpopular with locals due to their rather large size compared with the other types of lizards. Males have attractive green skin with blackish patterns, and their grey heads have large golden eyes. Like all Anoles, the Warwick Lizard has a dewlap (retractable fan) that is used to attract a mate or ward off any unwanted predators. This lizard can eat larger insects and unfortunately, it tends to enjoy Eastern Bluebird eggs.

The Warwick Lizard is native to Antigua and Barbuda and was accidentally introduced to Bermuda from the Caribbean. It was first observed on the island around the 1940s. It is most commonly found in Warwick and Paget parishes in particular, which is how it got its nickname, though today it has successfully spread to cover most of the island. You can find them year-round in gardens and woodlands.