Not that I want to take in homeless lizards around the neighborhood. But, when I see a tiny one, right in front of me, on the hood of Gerry's moving car, I think a quick-stop and rescue is in order.
Of course, Gerry being the rescuer, while I observe from inside the car.
Hey, someone had to be responsible for taking photos of the handy rescue.
Rescues are tricky, as a rule, and this was no different.
Gerry, pulled into the nearest drive, which happened to be a nearby Sunoco station. T.L. (Tiny Lizard) was hunkered down on the hood with all his might. G rounded the front of the car, lunged to the side of the car, and in one swift movement...clamped hands over lizard.
Here's where it gets tricky (doesn't it always?).
Happily snapping his hands, G's back was suddenly toward me...there was T.L., happily hitching a ride.
With a shriek (I do this when I see a lizard on a person's back), I dropped the camera on the floor, opened the car door to calmly (nope) alert G to the current reptilian situation.
Gerry, who really is calm under pressure...spun around slowly, shook his shirt and returned to the car.
Yeah, all those years he played with bugs and outdoor-dwellers in various forms really comes in handy.
Stopping to save a lizard today, most likely, was a direct result of guilt stemming from the actions of our beautiful CKCS (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel)...who took out a tiny lizard the other day.
All things are equal in nature, right?
Exploring what to see and do in North Palm Beach and the South Florida area. Your hosts are Pam and Gerry Barker.
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