Thursday, April 12, 2007

Making friends with the Natives: The Green Anole

As I no longer live in my native California, I often see animals that are completely new to me. Since even the caterpillars can be venomous in Texas, I generally don't touch any unfamiliar critter until I learn that (a) it won't hurt me and (b) I won't hurt it.

So when I saw a little green lizard in my garden, I left it alone, and looked it up. Turns out this little one is harmless and eats bugs, including roaches. I absolutely loathe roaches. Hot dog! He can eat as many of those as he likes, and since this little green lizard is rather pretty, I'm glad to see him sunning himself on my shrubberies.

Anolis carolinensis


Anonymous said...

A shrubbery???!??!??!??


Next time you come to visit.

(And it has been a while).


Christina said...

Only if I won't have to cut down a tree with a herring. :)

Anonymous said...

Well, if I were to ask you to do such a silly thing, I would give you clear directions on how to accomplish said task.

First shalt thou take out the herring. Then, shalt thou count to three. No more. No less. Three shalt be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, nor either count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out. Once the number three, being the third number, be reached, then, hittest thou thy herring against thy tree, which, being naughty in My sight, shall be felled thereby.