I think that there may be a problem with at least one of my three of my anoles. They have never really tried to escape before. Tonight I've had one ecaped and another failed attempt. When I caught the one that escaped I took a close look at him and had a black spots behind each eye, even though he was a healthy green. I first thought it was some kind of fungas or eye rot. After a few minutes the spots started turning green again.
I noticed that when I put him back in the grow room that the other male anole was also healthy greeen. About ten minutes later I looked in the room and both males had turned dark. One was so dark he was almost black. I've seen thousands of anoles and I have never seen one that dark.
About an hour later just after the lights turned off I heard one of the lizards trying to run up the plastic that I have for the door. I'm sure he was tring to get out.
The thing that makes me so concerned is that I was holding him and I felt fluid run down my hand. I thought he had peed on me, but as I was watching him I saw water come out of his nostrils and mouth. I saw this happen three times in about 5 mins. I put him back in his room.
I don't think that the fact of the males turning brown had anything to do with territory. The room is big enough so that can stay far enough away from each other, and they usually do. They were not close enough to each other to have been fighting. I'm still decreasing light times so I'm sure that they're not getting ready to mate.
These are things that I have never seen them do and now I've seen all this in one day. I don't know if I should be concerned or not. I don't know if these are serious signs. Does any of the herp experts have any idea what any of the things mean?