Green Anole Memes Go Viral
August 12, 2014
What is up with memes and animals? Usually they are cat memes. Cats get most of the Internet glory with memes, and don’t get me started with the Stupid Cat Videos. But every once in a while, a reptile gets its glory in, for better or for worse.
This anole is subject of a viral lizard meme madness on the Internet.
Redditor ehar101 uploaded an image of a green anole (Anolis carolinensis) that his girlfriend sent to him. The hapless little lizard was being slightly pinched between the thumb and a finger of a human, which left the lizard fairly expressionless (if these little guys can have expressions). He almost looks like he is chilling in a chair, its arm resting up against the thumb like an armrest.
People with a heck of a lot of time on their hands and Photoshop or some other image editing application took the photo to the next level and created a bunch of hokey memes. In no particular order, here they are.
John B. Virata keeps a ball python, two corn snakes, a king snake, and two leopard geckos. His first snake, a California kingsnake, was purchased at the Pet Place in Westminster, CA for $5. Follow him on Twitter @johnvirata