The lizards are back! Two of them went scurrying along my trails today. I hadn’t seen any since last summer.
I wonder where those lizards go in the winter. Some birds go away in the winter and others fly through here. Maybe the lizards follow the birds. I guess that might be kind of hard though. If there was a mountain they would have to climb all the way up it and then back down the other side. Those birds might get way ahead of them and then the lizards would be lost.
Maybe those lizards are scared of snow creatures so they hide in the winter. We didn’t have many snow creatures come out this winter though, so the lizards wouldn’t have had to hide as long as they did.
Once my person picked up a rock in the winter and found a lizard hiding under it. There weren’t any snow creatures around. It must have lost the birds it was following – or maybe it was hiding from me.
I won’t hurt you little lizard. You can come out and play.
I never seem to be able to catch those lizards anyway.
April 21, 2012 at 11:13 am
Oh Dog! You may not catch ’em, but kitties LOVE those things!
April 21, 2012 at 1:54 pm
Rumpy, the lizards around here are tricky. If a cat catches them by their tail, they let their tail go. All the cat is left with is a twitchy tail.
For the Love of My Dogs
April 21, 2012 at 12:57 pm
Haha, Bongo, I can only imagine how excited you must be! Harley is OBSESSED with lizards…every time we go outside, he runs to the grill (they hide in there, you know!?) and searches. I bet you two would make a good team 🙂
April 21, 2012 at 1:56 pm
Deanna, it would be great fun chasing lizards with Harley. The lizards haven’t discovered our grill. Maybe I should put up a grill motel sign.
April 21, 2012 at 3:39 pm
Aargh! That lizard looks prehistoric! Be careful, Bongo.
April 21, 2012 at 4:25 pm
Genevieve and Cupcake, I’ll be careful. I’ve never been able to catch one anyway.
April 21, 2012 at 4:03 pm
My mom had a cat that would bring lizards home for lunch and want to share. Mom wasn’t too crazy about it…
April 21, 2012 at 4:26 pm
Patricia, I guess it’s a good thing Scratchy never gets to go outside. He’d probably bring lizards home too.
April 21, 2012 at 4:13 pm
mmmmmmmmmmmm….. we collies could come down and encirlce them and catch them…. crunchies!!!! nom, nom, nom… hehehehe
the naughty collies and chuck 🙂
April 21, 2012 at 4:27 pm
Collies and Chuck, with all of you collies to encircle those lizards they’d never have a chance.
April 21, 2012 at 5:52 pm
Hooray for lizards! I don’t know where they go in winter… maybe they hide in tree trunks and under rocks… or maybe they bury themselves – I know some of our frogs do that in the dry season… I’ll ask one of my herpetologist friends (who even went all the way to Arizona to study lizards)… he’ll know!
April 21, 2012 at 6:39 pm
Flo, my person checked online and found out most lizards hibernate in winter. It would be awesome to hear what your herpetologist friend says about them.
April 21, 2012 at 7:38 pm
We were just watching two lizards on our window tonight, and one bit off the other one’s tail! As the tail piece thrashed in its mouth, the other one raced away. It was a nature moment I could have done without!
April 21, 2012 at 8:13 pm
I didn’t know lizards pulled each other’s tails off. Too funny!
April 21, 2012 at 10:41 pm
OMD Bongo! My human family are scared of lizards! Only our cat, Shiro loves them to play with his paws. Yuck! Have you seen a gecko? It looks like a lizard but the body is a bit different and we have a saying if you see a gecko in your house, it protects your house from hermful insects. Still my human family don’t like it though…..
April 21, 2012 at 10:48 pm
Kevin, I don’t think I’ve ever had a lizard in my house. I think it would be fun if one showed up in here. My person says she used to have to catch them sometimes when she worked at the Post Office and put them outside. My person says she saw geckos when she was in Hawaii, but we don’t have any here. If we did I would for sure invite one in.
April 22, 2012 at 6:09 am
Hi Bongo. We used to have lizards like this when we lived in New Mexico. Daisy would chase them and I would find lizard tails all over our back yard. The house we lived in had a lizard shape stamped into the concrete of the front patio – we were told that this is a custom in New Mexico that is supposed to bring good luck. 🙂
April 22, 2012 at 1:06 pm
Laurie, Daisy must be pretty good at catching those lizards, but they sure are tricky – letting go of their tails.
April 22, 2012 at 6:46 am
We don’t have much lizards around here. 😦
Or I just never see them.
April 22, 2012 at 1:11 pm
Dianda, my person never saw lizards when she lived in Seattle, but we have lots of them in Arizona.
April 22, 2012 at 7:39 am
Maybe the lizards hitch a ride on the birds! LOL!
April 22, 2012 at 1:12 pm
Bassetmomma, I never thought of that. That would be a lot easier than following the birds on the ground.
April 22, 2012 at 8:31 am
I caught a lizard by the tail once but like you said, it just ran away and left the tail in my mouth. It was a very unsatisfying victory.
April 22, 2012 at 1:13 pm
Lola, I’m really feeling for you. What a drag to work so hard to catch that lizard, only to have it let go of its tail and scamper off.
April 22, 2012 at 10:43 am
Hey Bongo, you’ve got everything but lizards? Are they like snakes cause I’m really afraid of snakes – they make me jump about a foot in the air! I did not know that about lizard’s ditching their tails though. Can I send you my snakes?
April 22, 2012 at 1:15 pm
Diane, we have snakes here too but we hardly ever see them on my trails. The lizards are cuter and they usually go off running whenever we come near.
April 22, 2012 at 12:32 pm
Bongo, we have plenty of lizards here, but I generally ignore them. They don’t seem to have much to say–I mean, do any of them have a blog? No? Well, then. I rest my case.
April 22, 2012 at 1:17 pm
Henry, you are so right. What would a lizard say in a blog?
April 23, 2012 at 12:58 am
beautiful little ones aren’t they, Bongo?!
April 23, 2012 at 12:11 pm
Marina, those lizards are pretty cute.
April 23, 2012 at 5:47 am
They are really fast creatures indeed! 😉
April 23, 2012 at 12:25 pm
Nizam, those lizards go faster than I can chase after them.
April 23, 2012 at 6:33 pm
Yea they are Bongo! 😉
April 23, 2012 at 10:19 pm
I think they probably hide under things in winter, maybe to stay warm. We don’t have any here but I always see them in Florida and there were a lot when we were in Phoenix. I didn’t know if any of them were poison!?
April 23, 2012 at 10:53 pm
Lexi and Mica, we don’t have any poison lizards in this part of Arizona, but in the southern part of the state they have gila monsters and they are poisonous.
April 24, 2012 at 1:18 am
Bongo, the lizards are so lovely. I think they sleep deep in the sand during wintertime. I like them, but only the small ones. I once had a salamander in my garden, he probable live(s)d here, usually they don’t live in a garden as far as I know, and I held him in my hand and I looked him in his eyes and saw the cutest eyes I’ve ever seen 🙂
April 24, 2012 at 10:15 pm
Angels Whisper, lizards are pretty cool. We only have small ones here. It’s really fun when I see the tiny baby lizards running around.
April 29, 2012 at 4:36 pm
Any related to Gecko from Geico?? 🙂
April 29, 2012 at 5:10 pm
Sunshine, I’ll let you know if I see an insurance salesman running after those lizards.
April 29, 2012 at 5:34 pm