Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Found this little guy/gal on one of my aloes while taking some photos for my "In My Garden This Month" side bar. I think he/she is an anole, but he just hasn't gotten his green clothes on yet. I went to my favorite Florida blog, Pure Florida, and shurnuff, a feature on anoles had just been added last Saturday, how lucky is THAT?! Now, after reading Pure Florida's blog entry, I'm wondering if this one is really a Fence, but I don't think so. We have fences too, but they have fatter brains, therefore bigger heads. (that's just me trying to be funny, I don't really know if they have fatter brains, but they do have fatter heads.)
I had a pet anole when I was in 6th grade, given to me by my very first boyfriend ever, Brad Musial. We'd been on a school field trip to the St. Louis Zoo and unbeknownst to me, Brad loved me. So he bought me a little "chameleon" (they called them) with a string around it's neck and a safety pin so you could attach them onto your shoulder.....honestly, the zoo did that back then. Obviously, there was no SPCA in the old days. I brought him home, named him Bradley (what else) and created a home from a leaky aquarium. Sand and rock, lots of limbs and leaves that had to be changed daily, and he ate live flies. Have you ever tried to catch a housefly alive? He lived about 3 months and then succumbed, but he lasted longer than Brad Musial. I think we stayed in love for a week, maybe two.