The evolutionary and ecological effects of curly-tail predation on smaller Anolis lizards has been the focus of a 3 decade long research program here on Abaco (link to back-story here). There is no doubt that curly-tails are a menacing predator of smaller, defenseless brown anoles on the small island ecosystems that are the setting for much of that work. However, here on mainland Abaco the curly-tail’s top predator status has been demoted. Numerous predators would very happily consume curly-tails. The carnage above features the remains of an adult curly-tailed lizard that most likely met its demise between the talons of a red-tailed hawk or perhaps a feral cat. Other possible predators in Abaco’s pinelands include feral dogs, pigs, kestrels, and two species of snake. My guess is a red-tail is the predator here, as I usually see one in the very area I found the remains of this personable little beast.