This just crawled out of a houseplant I purchased last weekend. Can anyone help me identify it? I also need to know what to feed it because it probably hasn't eaten in a long time. It's about 4 inches long. The vendor's store is in Ottawa, Ontario, but they say their tropical plants are grown in greenhouses in Canada and the US. enter image description here enter image description here

  • To me it looks a bit like a brown anole which comes from Cuba
    – Fo.
    Feb 25, 2020 at 15:16
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    ...a Florida female brown anole according to an image on Wikipedia. Apparently, you need to provide crickets, moths, ants, grasshoppers, cockroaches, mealworms, spiders, and waxworms. Feb 25, 2020 at 16:07
  • Poor little girl from Florida ended up in Canada for the winter instead of the other way around! Thank you for identifying the specifics @WeatherVane! If you want to make a formal answer I'm happy to accept it because the photo of the Florida female is clearly right.
    – Fo.
    Feb 25, 2020 at 16:27

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The OP supposed the species to be brown anole, which I followed up with a visit to Wikipedia and found a very similar image, with the caption

Florida female

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image from Wikipedia

The article also identifies their diet.

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    Thank you. Though she'll be raised Canadian I'll make sure she knows where she came from :D
    – Fo.
    Feb 25, 2020 at 17:45

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