Did you awaken this morning with a desire to see an Australian lizard? I mean, doesn't everyone? Well, that's why I started this blog. To serve the needs of the people. That's what I'm all about, you see. Giving help and hope. Got my finger on the pulse of what you need. And all that. Anyway.
The other day, my friend Amy and her little boy Niall came for a visit. Niall brought with him a baby bluetongued lizard he'd caught in his grandparents' garden. Bluetongues are relatively common here in Sydney, and they are harmless to humans--in fact, many people like to have them in their yards, as they eat lots of bugs. YUM!
The boys loved it! I was amazed at how comfortable Nate and his other little buddy Gabe were with holding the lizard.
And here's Niall, with the longsuffering creature:
Here's a closeup. And yes, that's my hand holding him. I did that for you. Because I care. (See paragraph 1, re: giving help, hope, etc.)They can grow to be a couple feet long.
Did you hang on for the Epilogue?
Well. Amy and Niall have come to stay with us for a couple weeks while she looks for a new apartment. Last night at dinner, Amy informed us that, unbeknownst to her at the time, Niall brought the lizard into the house and lo and behold, the lizard seems to have gotten loose. Isn't that wonderful? I was so very excited to hear that. Yup.
Jason was very cavalier about it all, saying that it's no big deal and he's probably gotten back outside anyway. He's harmless and just a baby, we need to get used to these things cause we have a little boy, too. Amy was agreeing with him. I was looking and them both and was all--Yeah. We're gonna need to look for this lizard now. I said it lovingly, of course, as usual.
So I made Jason take a flashlight and look around the house last night, but no luck!! That's the best part. We might have a baby bluetongued lizard in the house but we're not sure!! So it's like a fun surprise that's waiting for me!!!!! I'm going to add some more exclamation points now so I'll be excited!!!!!!!
I don't do well with wildlife in the house. Perhaps I'm not as assimilated to the culture as I thought. Have a great day, everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!