Friday, December 15, 2006
Deck The Halls With Cool Little Lizards, Falalalala ...
This little guy (gal actually, no pink throat patch) was running down my hallway heading for the kitchen last weekend. She had used her amazing chromatophore manipulation to switch to a brown that was close to the color of my pine floors, but I spotted her and swooped her up.
She is a Carolina Anole and is one of the little pleasures of living in the southeast USA. When first captured, she was a little grouchy, and latched on to my fingers. Her teeth are tinymonguous so there was no pain since she can't break the skin.
She bit me the whole time I was digging out the camera (with one hand) and then apparently decided that wasn't working and quit.
No matter how I tried to get a "lizard biting finger shot", she would not bite again.
Sometimes these anoles get in the house and become lizard mummies that are discovered during some bout of "actually moving the furniture to clean underneath" style cleaning.
This little girl was luckier than that. I took her outside for a photo shoot, and then let her go on a nice tree.
I like the way they cock their head and study you ... very duck like.
Duck owners know what I mean.
You've never owned a duck??
You're kidding right?