Friday, April 3, 2009

I am the Lizard Whisperer

I was sitting at the park the other day, enjoying the warm spring day, watching the kids play when I felt something crawl into my lap...no I did not scream...but just stood up and brushed off Mr. Lizard. This brazen lizard is common around here, he's called a California Alligator Lizard. Why he decided to make himself cozy in my lap I have no idea...but I feel lucky to have had such a close encounter with this amazing creature. He hung out for awhile and if I came too close he'd give me a menacing hiss...then he slinked away into the bushes. As a mother of two boys, I don't get the heebie-jeebies when it comes to reptiles. My son has a really cute leopard gecko and I've even had a giant boa constrictor come to my house for a birthday party!

4 comments:

selina said...

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Michele said...

Hey Girl - that's funny... you never know what God's little creatures are going to do. The other day I was taking my granddaughter for a walk and spotted a squirrel. She makes these cute little noises every time she sees an animal. Well, low and behold he comes running across the street into the park and buries the goodies he has found. Then he comes right up to the baby stroller and looks at her. I mean he was literally inches away, just looking up at her. Kind of freaked me out because I was afraid he was going to jump on her. I moved the stroller a little and he ran off. I know what you mean though... you feel kind of honored to be allowed to get that close. Hope you're having a great weekend.

BlueStone Of Orcas Island said...

Hi,I found you @ Ole'Town Forum,I am hopeing to get back in the swing of things soon. Just thought I tell you that I admire your wonderful artwork. And your blog is fun too! I wish you much success!

Smashgirl said...

thanks everyone for stopping by and saying hello, I appreciate it!