If property values haven’t been escalating fast enough for you…have no fear. Hancock Park is featured in a KCET story as the “thriving” home to an established population of green anole lizards. That should help to stoke demand from families with young children and dreams of adventure.
The green anole lizard is typically found in the southeast. Dr. Greg Pauly, curator of herpetology at the Natural History Museum, was alerted to the lizards and made the trek to Hancock Park to see them for himself. When Pauly arrived, the little reptiles showed up to lay claim as the first confirmed established population of this common reptile in LA County.
Pauly’s discovery is a part of the Natural History Museum’s popular RASCals (Reptiles and Amphibians of Southern California) citizen science program. The program is a great way for scientists to engage local students in the nature that is all around us – even in our great big city.
I am pretty sure my son’s friend Jesse lost 2 or 3 of these green lizards more than 10 years ago on Lucerne. Perhaps this colony near the Wilshire Country Club can be traced back to Larchmont Village? Stay tuned…
In the mean time, read more about the findings below: