Saturday, August 24, 2013
I walked the dogs this morning, and saw another of those baby lizards. We have something (gekos?) that's about six inches long and either brown or light green, and some darker lizards the get about 8 inches long that are either black or a very dark green. They're everywhere, and my only complaint is that sometimes they get inside and we can't catch them. Then, two or three months later you move the couch or something else heavy and find a lizard mummy against the wall.
I do like them though, because they all eat ants, and it's hard to poison carpenter ants so predators are good. The thing is, they make nests and lay eggs, tiny little eggs, and when the egg hatches you get a really tiny lizard. It looks about the size of a fly because the tail is almost too small to see. They're about 3/4 of an inch with the tail, and they're fast. The first time I saw one run across the sidewalk I thought it was a bug. I don't know what they eat when they're that size - maybe ghost ants or some other tiny ant?