Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Leapin Lizards!

See this little guy peeking out from behind my trash valet?
Iguania Polychrotidae.
Anole, probably of the Cuban Brown variety, judging by the brownish color and the black markings on his back.

He has a little, sadistic game he's playing with me. The first time was Sunday night. I bent down to pop a pebble out of my shoe and he jumped out and ran between my legs.
I jumped up and let out a little yelp. I see these things every day, but they are usually about 3 inches long and very shy.
Not this dude. He's about 6 inches long. He thought it was hysterical that I was startled.
Now every time I approach my front door, he jumps out at me. This morning I put out the trash and he jumped out from behind the trash valet and zoomed past my nose.
I heard him giggle as I caught my breath and went in for the camera.

I'm trying to come up with an appropriate name.
Any suggestions?


Fannie said...

I've been known to shriek after being startled in the garden by a baby BUNNY. I'd just call him "bad lizzard!" and leave it at that!

Heather T said...

I like 'im. I say call him Speck.

btw, I hated lizards in the house when I a kid. It's one thing to chase them in the yard; it's quite another to see them in the shower.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Definitely a one-syllable name--like "Sid" or "Bill."

velocibadgergirl said...

He's so cute, and I'm giggling at his repeated "Ooga booga!" routine. I like Sid. Or Al, maybe. Al the Anole.

Colleen said...

I like the name "Dash". It rings of spunkyness. And QUICKNESS.