Keys native earring

For as long as anyone can remember, Keys natives have used anole lizards as ear adornment during back yard barbecues, sandbar parties, tick removal dances and other traditional ceremonies.  Trained from an early age to catch anything that moves, they easily grab two wild anoles and offer each an ear lobe until the lizards bite down tenaciously. The plucky beasts are later removed by pulling steadily on their bodies (not their tails, as the tails will detach!) and released back into the wild.

Keys native attends traditional back yard barbecue

Keys native attends traditional backyard barbecue