Saturday, May 30, 2009

Chasing lizards

I like to chase the lizards around in the yard, and so does Scampi.

Here are some of the lizards that we have living in the yard.

Green anoles are easily tamed and are common in the pet trade. They are active during the day, often around human habituation, and regularly bask head down on tree trunks, fence posts, decks or walls.

Brown anoles were introduced to Florida from Cuban and the Bahamas and are now found throughout the state.

The Florida scrub lizard is about five-inches (13 cm) long, and grey-brown with a thick dark brown stripe running down the side of the body from the neck to the base of the tail.
Scrub lizards are endemic to Florida.

Well now I feel like a school teacher, so it must be nap time!

Pee Ess Woo-
Zimmy- the purple flowers are a Duranta in the form of a topiary tree.


Anonymous said...

Hi Kira! Thanks for the lizard lesson! We have lots of lizards in our yard and we love chasing them, too. How about "Doggone It"?

See ya!
Joey and Zeke

Maxx said...

Definitely learned a few things about lizards. Thanks Kira! We got a few around our house too, mommy's scared to death of them! Tried to catch them a few times but they're too fast for me...

Princess Eva and Brice said...

Thanks for the lizard lesson. Now we're prepared in case we ever catch one.

Princess Eva

p.s. Brice says that you're the prettiest schoolteacher that he's ever seen.

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I bet they are as much fun as chasing khats, skhwirrels, and Skhampis!

Tank woo fur the lesson!

I hope woo enjoyed that nap!

PeeEssWoo: Joey's name is good - how about Dogg-On-It ;-)

Ozzie the OZmonster said...

Kira--you are so SMART!!!! I'm so excited about this post. I have been chasing the green lizards in my back yard, too. I killed a blue and black lizard about a month ago, but it didn't taste good--so I just left it in the yard. Do you have dragon flies? I killed one of those yesterday!


Martha Basset said...

These are amazing lizards! How cool that you and Scampi can chase them - they are quite fast!
We have a nice sunny day today and Martha was trying to chase ants - somehow not quite as exciting as lizards! Of course Bailey is just sleeping in the sunshine.
Have a lovely day.
Martha & Bailey xx

The Army of Four said...

Oh, cool! Thanks, Kira! Duranta. I'll have to get my mom to see if they grow here!
I could stare at those lizards alllllll day!
Play bows,

Tee said...

Hello there Kira,

What great many variety of lizards you have in your neck of the woods! We only have one - we call 'em 'Cicaks' because that make that 'Cic-cic-caks' noises when they come out at night and eat bugs.

They're great to chase and what we like to do is roll on 'em. Once they're life-less we loose interest. Their broken tails are real fun too ... hehehehe.

Licks and Wags

Tuffy and the Dog WOods Pack

The OP Pack said...

That was a great lizard lesson, Kira, but Mom says you can keep them all in Florida;-)

Woos, the OP Pack