Some anoles can be trained to behave. It takes a lot of patience and time. You also have to have a nice anole, wild caught are ironically easier to train. To train an anole to not run away from you, you have to take it out and hold it every day for a while. Keep doing this for as long as it takes and your anole will be accustomed to humans. Anoles like to be petted and talked to. My lizard even watches hockey.