Do Lizards Jump?

30 Aug

Lizard on a logDo lizards jump?

My person says they do – or at least this one lizard jumps.

She says she saw it jump twice.

I’ve never seen a lizard jump.

I’ve seen lots of lizards scurry away when I come near.

They usually keep going until they find a rock or a bush to hide under.

For some reason lizards don’t seem to like me.

I don’t know why. I’ve never bothered one.


But I’ve never seen a lizard jump.

Looking Away

Okay, I admit I was looking the other way when my person saw that lizard jump.

Or says she saw that lizard jump.

I think she’s making it up.

I don’t see any videos of a lizard jumping.

You’d think if she saw a lizard doing something so unusual she’d take a video of it.

It happened too fast?

Some excuse. You say it happened twice.

You should have been ready for it the second time.

I think we need some witnesses around here.

I’m inviting all my friends to come out on my trails with me.

Lizard on a tree

We’ll see if anyone spots a lizard that jumps.


Posted by on August 30, 2013 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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23 responses to “Do Lizards Jump?

  1. Two French Bulldogs

    August 30, 2013 at 10:38 am

    Lizards do jump out of our way. We saw it jump 87 feets
    Benny & Lily

    • Bongo

      August 30, 2013 at 5:34 pm

      Benny & Lily, that must be some special lizard. Most of ours don’t jump at all – but they do push-ups sometimes.

  2. marina kanavaki

    August 30, 2013 at 11:14 am

    No they don’t! They just vanish into thin air!!! It’s obvious!

    • Bongo

      August 30, 2013 at 5:35 pm

      Marina, I’m sure some of those lizards vanish into thin air. They disappear so quickly.

  3. agatapokutycka

    August 30, 2013 at 11:33 am

    Looks like this one does… maybe he is a special one 😉

    • Bongo

      August 30, 2013 at 5:36 pm

      Agata, I think you’re right. This might be the only lizard on my trails that jumps.

  4. Genevieve Petrillo

    August 30, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    Around here there aren’t any lizards, so I don’t know if they jump or not. Once I saw a cat hiding under a car. It didn’t jump. But I did!! Yikes!

    Love and licks,

    • Bongo

      August 30, 2013 at 5:37 pm

      Cupcake, you’d jump for sure if you saw Scratchy – the cat I live with. He can be pretty scary.

  5. Geraldine

    August 31, 2013 at 3:22 am

    Oh Bongo, what an adventure. Mr. Cheddar loved this post too! 🙂

    • Bongo

      September 1, 2013 at 2:55 pm

      Geraldine, I bet Mr. Cheddar would have a great time chasing this lizard.

  6. misswhiplash

    August 31, 2013 at 3:53 am

    maybe he had a spring in his tail…I will look on the internet and let you know

    • Bongo

      September 1, 2013 at 2:55 pm

      Thanks Patrecia. I’m looking for the spring now.

  7. misswhiplash

    August 31, 2013 at 3:58 am

    see how quick I was…and yes ,,,lizards can jump, but I think it depends on the type of lizard…But you are right…your person should have taken photo as proof….

    • Bongo

      September 1, 2013 at 2:56 pm

      Patrecia, I agree. My person should have taken photos. Most of the lizards on my trails aren’t the jumping type.

  8. eripanwkevin

    August 31, 2013 at 7:56 am

    Me neither…I haven’t seen that lizard jumps…..but if we see the last picture, we might think that it jumps…because his/her back legs look very muscular and he/she has strong eyes. 🙂

    • Bongo

      September 1, 2013 at 2:57 pm

      Kevin, this lizard definitely wasn’t like the lizards I usually see on my trails. So maybe it can jump – but I still want to see a video as proof.

  9. Kara

    September 11, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    I own the exact lizard u picture here n can vouch they jump. He loves to jump actually but when he’s scared he will scurry. They are great jumpers and love to dive into a pool or bowl of water too

    • Bongo

      September 11, 2013 at 7:28 pm

      Kara, I bet that’s cool to have a lizard for a pet. I’ve never seen any jump into water here, but that’s probably because there isn’t any water on my trails except when it rains. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  10. colliesofthemeadow

    September 13, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    wish we had lizards here….. oh what fun it would be! -Ginger

    • Bongo

      September 13, 2013 at 10:20 pm

      Ginger, some dogs around here like chasing lizards. I don’t pay much attention to them.

  11. danielkoepf1977

    March 25, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    I know there are small lizards that not jump but they may climb a wall and suddenly fall off.

    • Bongo

      April 6, 2017 at 8:58 pm

      Most of our lizards don’t jump – at least I’ve only seen that one lizard jump – but I’ve never seen one fall off a wall either.


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