Injured juvenile anole

Discussion in 'Anoles' started by HollomanCrew, Dec 11, 2015.

  1. HollomanCrew

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    My youngest daughter knocked over our portable terrarium that was holding three juvenile anoles. The lid popped open and she was trying to close it before any of the lizards could get out, but she closed the lid on the neck/upper back of our littlest juvenile. The anole doesn't seem to be able to move her back legs and flips around, which I think means her spinal cord has been damaged. I thought she would pass away after a few minutes, but it has been over two hours and she lifts her head, opens her eyes and moves them around and seems to be able to control her tail or front legs enough to move a little. She will also periodically open her mouth and then close it. She has drank a little water and ate some applesauce. There does seem to be bruising and swelling along her belly and throat and across the back of her neck, just above her front legs. I know there are no guarantees, but am I just delaying the inevitable, or is there a chance she could survive? Thanks for your advice.
     

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