Saturday, October 04, 2008

I Don't Have Anything New To Wear ... wait, no, Yes I Do.

A little privacy please, I'm molting here.

This old coat is soooooooo yesterday.

This young Carolina Anole caught my eye a few evenings ago as I walked in the front yard. He was in the cabbage palm fruits at first and I would have probably not seen him, but for the cloak of old, almost shed skin that was ruining his sweet camo.

On the other hand, I am always peering into bushes looking for that which can not be seen ... so maybe I would have got him anyway.

Short post today. It's time for me to head to St. Augustine on my quest to bring the wounded Ford Escape home to hospice.

Perhaps something interesting will happen along the way and I can share that.

If I were a betting man, I say the odds are in our favor.


naturally said...

Poor baby! Looks like he has a VERY bad sunburn.

kevin said...

Good luck with the Escape. I had to drop off my daughter's car this morning. Her car has the same symptoms and the same prognosis.

threecollie said...

I didn't even see him in the top photo despite the shed skin. You have sharp eyes.

Robert V. Sobczak said...

The other day I was walking in Naples when I spotted a giant iguana out of the corner of my eyes, then it scurried up the tree. I wonder what iguanas eat? Maybe anoles ... I hope not, ... but one thing is for sure, they eat something: there big!

SophieMae said...

Good job spotting him!
I finally made time for the Bear/Vader match. What a hoot! I got the feeling he'll happily provide many more entertaining moments.

Ericka said...

ooh, i'll bet that itches. my little anole is back in my flowers. i was getting worried about him. your pictures turned out way better than mine - i REALLY overexposed - he was a white blob.

and iguanas eat veggies and plants - and, i'm told, REALLY like bananas.

Floridacracker said...

I suppose he did not use a high enough SPF (Scale Protection Factor) sunscreen.

I get my second opinion Monday.
Arrghhh again.

He's quite the trickster.

I think they eat veggies and fruits and Ericka seconds that.

Already has, today he ate my wallet.
Glad you got a hoot out of it!!

I take plenty of white blob and dark mystery shots. Delete, delete.
Thanks for the iguana info, that's what I thought too.

myamuhnative said...

Hey FC,
Iguanas are herbivorous as adults but as juveniles they are more omnivorous .Eat lots of protein to help them grow big and strong so that they can grow up and eat all your tender plants-especially hibiscus!

Breezey375 said...

Oh my God!!! How cute! I love lizards and finally convinced Mom (threecollie) that Northview needed a couple, then realized, it's too cold to keep them alive in the winter...
Absolutely amazing pics.

Floridacracker said...

Thanks. I've never kept one as a pet or delved deep enough into them to be sure.

Lizards and cold don't mix well, so you would have a problem. Glad you liked the pics!

crackercowlady said...

Loved these photos! Reminded me of the time in Panama when I saved a gecko that had fallen into a glass of ice water. I cupped what looked like a dead gecko into my hand, kept blowing warm air on it for a half an hour. Gradually, it moved first one front leg, then another unil the little "came back to life". Before that evening, I'd fed this little green guy tiny bits of grapes. After that night, he never regained his bright green color, but still ate his green grapes. (Iguanas also like grapes.)

Floridacracker said...

Ha! You've done lizard CPR! How many people can say that?

You going to the Cracker Cattle auction this year?

Kimberlee said...

You are amazingly adept at catching creatures with their skin down! LOL! It might be a little creepy if it weren't so darned impressive! :)