Aug 28, 2008

Another new friend, I'm so lucky...





Ya'll should know by now that I do NOT do reptiles. So imagine my elation at the worker installing our new fence finding this little guy. Nasty! It's an Australian Blue-tonged lizard, and I did see one of those Animal Planet guys on Jay Leno with one of them. And he wasn't happy! I got to hear it's famous HISS!

So, I was thrilled that the worker man wanted to take him, and happily and hastily grabbed the first box I could find. He said they are worth $ and he wanted to take it home and breed it. However, hours later I saw the box had been moved and tipped over. My heart sank, he must have changed his mind, and now that thing is back to stalking me in my garden!

I went to ask him about it, hoping he'd just found his own box and decided not to take mine, which wasn't so much a box, but a toy holder I had grabbed in my haste. I said hopefully..."Did you change your mind and let him out?" and he said, "No... he got away and I didn't have time to chase 'im" and I replied, "oh, wow, he climbed out of that tall thing?" and he said, "No... the little fella pushed it over"

Oh. my. gosh. Gabe you little ratfink... you buttmunch!

Gabe had been all bent out of shape from the first minute that monster was put into his 'toy.' And he sabotaged my efforts to get rid of the creature! For 2 days now my mind keeps replaying that hilarious / depressing moment. I keep hearing the man's voice with his thick aussie accent saying 'little fella' and me discovering brave little Gabey had taken on the lizard, which he knew was in there. Who knew Mister Scaredy Pants had it in him?!

16 comments:

Gaengy said...

Oh the joy of boys. Hope he never brings im around me! So is that thing loose in your yard somewhere. Sorry I called it that thing...I am sure he is precious and all, but not for me!!

James and Heather English said...

Okay first of all can I just comment on that workers leprous hands? Very nice. I am still laughing about Gabe. He must have felt pretty strongly about that little bucket to tip the lizard over! Too funny.

frugalisfab said...

I think I would die if I found that thing in my backyard. That is freaky. It has the head of a snake, and the body of a lizard. Ew, ew, ew!

Carl and Mel said...

YUCK! I don't like animals like that!..Frankly I don't really even like any kind of animals. Maybe a horse. Hopefully he has run to the neighbors yard :)

Kate Gildea said...

Ok, that is disgusting. And why don't you check my blog...similar experience last night....ew...

Jenny or sometimes Bozo said...

I'm probably going to have bad dreams tonight.

AnneMarie said...

Do those things attack people? I couldn't sleep if it were me. Maybe it will wander to the neighbors.

Ashley said...

Scary hands... I mean lizard. Uh, at least it will help keep the bugs down!???

Kari said...

Haha!!! It looks kinda cool Nat, you should keep it as a pet...or to threaten the kids with if they're bad. :) You always post such funny stories. Sorry I don't comment on all of them, I'll be better I promise!

Krystal said...

Oh man, as jelous as I am that you live in Australia, I think I could do w/o the lizards in my backyard! :) we are living on the edge w/ just our cows in the back..:) that's about all I can handle..

Courtney said...

What a crack up!! The good thing about blue tongues, is they won't touch you if you don't touch them! They really only come out for the sunlight to sunbake!!!
Lizards aren;t all that bad its the snakes you gotta worry about!!;o)
I bet I have you freaked out now!!!Hehehehe!!!

Karmann and Ryan said...

K- that would be no fun!!! I would have freaked out!! It is funny how little ones get attached to their toy boxex/buckets and you dont want to mess with them! How funny that he wanted that box back and took on the lizard! Living in Aussie land sure keeps things exciting for you!!!

Mike & Nicole said...

Um... what's with that guy's hands???

Leslie said...

OMG!! I would seriously never step food out of my hose ever again, I would be scared that "little fella"
might chew my toe off! NASTY!

Stacey Lau said...

Wowzers, how exotic! I don't know how I would feel about having that thing near me. I consider myself a pretty resonable mom to catch toads in our backyard for the kids, but that thing is in a whole other category.

Jessica said...

My boys love your blog now, because they like to see the pictures of the "wizards" (lizards). Glad those aren't in my backyard....

 
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