The Exotic Lizard

Author PhotoThe Exotic Lizard!

Hi, Everyone! Welcome to photos of the Exotic Lizard. I’ve used the term ‘exotic’ not to refer to these lizards themselves, but that as a species lizards are exotic. As many of you know, I work in my garden pretty much everyday and gain a lot of enjoyment from tilling the soil and tending the plants. But it’s also a huge pleasure of mine to watch the lizards race around the yard.

They’re interesting critters, always on the move to find food and to simply stay alive. I take inspiration from them. They also serve my garden by eating other less desirable creepy-crawlies. 

So, I went on the hunt at Pixabay for photos of lizards and found some awesome ones. I admit I have the usual plain gray lizard in my yard, nothing nearly as fascinating as the ones featured here.

For a chance to win a $25.00 Amazon gift card, scroll to the end of the exotic lizard photos and read the details for entering. You will be leaving a comment as the entry requirement.

***This Giveaway is Closed*** The winner was Pansy Petal from the Exotic Lizard Blog. Random dot org first chose the Lizard Blog as the winning blog through its True Random Number Generator.  After that, it selected Pansy’s comment when I added a number value to each blog. I’ve contacted Pansy through the email she used to leave a comment. Congratulations Pansy and thanks everyone for participating. This was a fun week getting to know everyone a little bit more!

Here they are and enjoy!

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Giveawy lizard!I hope you enjoyed the photos. Now for the giveaway details!

Please leave a comment in the comments section at the bottom of this page. On Saturday, May 20th, around breakfast Arizona time, I’ll use random dot org and choose first the winning blog then the winning comment from that blog. Feel free to post comments on every blog, every day, Monday thru Friday, to increase your chances of winning. 

Contest Ends midnight Arizona time, Friday May 19, 2017!

Answer this question: Do you like lizards? If so, why? If not, why not?

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***This Giveaway is Closed*** The winner was Pansy Petal from the Exotic Lizard Blog. Random dot org first chose the Lizard Blog as the winning blog through its True Random Number Generator.  After that, it selected Pansy’s comment when I added a number value to each blog. I’ve contacted Pansy through the email she used to leave a comment. Congratulations Pansy and thanks everyone for participating. This was a fun week getting to know everyone a little bit more!

Feel free to post comments on every Caris Roane blog, every day, Monday thru Friday, to increase your chances of winning. 

Contest Ends midnight Arizona time, Friday May 19, 2017!

Answer this question: Do you like lizards? If so, why? If not, why not?

Remember: Live the fang!

17 thoughts on “The Exotic Lizard

  1. I agree, lizards are fascinating creatures as well as handy in keeping down some of the less desirable pests. It is always fun just to try and find them. Some can blend in so well. Then there are those that are quite beautiful like that turquoise one above. Actually, upon a second – or was it third – look, they are all beautiful. Isn’t nature wonderful? Thank you for sharing.

  2. Since starting my garden last spring, the lizards have come. I never thought I’d enjoy lizards as much as I do. This year, we have so many racing across the paths, I’m afraid I’ll step on one. It’s an awesome problem to have. I know they keep the insect population down, so of course I encourage them to live here.

  3. Like birds, lizards come in varied colors and patterns. They also remind me of prehistoric creatures. The mechanics of their feet that enable them to scale trees, walls, etc., are fascinating.

  4. Always thought lizards were cute, Until…

    While vacationing in Hawaii, my fiance and I stayed with his sister’s family on AF base. Upon returning from an amazing day, I was waiting at front door. On the wall beside me was a lizard (gecko?) It was average size, green, and reminded me of the one in Geico commercial. So, cute! Then a smaller, even cuter one was crawling up the wall. I thought “oh, that must be it’s baby. How swe…” the larger one, in a quick, barely seen move, ate the little one. So, I’m standing there frozen with mouth open, all preconceived ideas of lizards shattered. Will never look at them the same. Still cute, but brutal.

    • Cindy! OMG! I think I would have had a heart attack and probably shed a few tears. I would have had the same thought as you did: ‘Oh, it’s her baby! How sweet!’ Yup, cute but brutal.

      I’ve also noticed that in terms of mating, it’s mostly the female looking panicked as she races away from the male. I’ve seen this twice in my yard, different pairs. It doesn’t look fun at all!

  5. i love teh color of the one in the first picture. i like them they are useful and interesting but where i live we only have very littel one . i don’t use any produit in my garden so they are safe and i discovered a bunch of them last year

    • My lizards aren’t exotic at all either, just grayish mottled brown. Like you, I keep my garden as organic as possible. I love my birds and lizards…

  6. I have always thought they were very interesting, though where I live, there are not any, too cold. I always enjoy when we go to Florida and I try and find them.

    • Oh, Pam! How could you ever leave a ‘cozy, middle of the woods’ home. Do you miss it terribly? I miss it for you, lol!

  7. I do not think I would like a lizard, never been around them. We just sold a 75 gal fish tank to a guy that had a big lizard, not sure how that came out.

    • Gail, I don’t think I could handle being around big lizards. They’d freak me out! I know people keep them as pets, in tanks. I couldn’t. I’m perfectly content with my smallish garden lizards!

  8. I love lizards because they are quirky and individual. They have beautiful colours and can blend very well into their environment. They have humorous faces and look very very cheeky. Growing up, we had a beautiful Blue Tongue lizard who lived in our front yard under a rock entrance. He lived there very happily and would come out from time to time to sun himself. He was the most gorgeous lizard I had ever seen. And, yes, when he poked his tongue out, it was blue!
    Another time, my husband and I spent our honeymoon in the Northern Territory (a very special part of the Top End of Australia). On one of the roads we were driving, we happened to come across a Gecko (yes, they are lizards, albeit smaller ones) and he literally put his hand, paw, (I’m not sure, how to describe or name it, but I am sure you get the drift) to ask us to stop!. I am not kidding! This little guy seemed to be asking us could he hitch a ride……lol. It was just so hilarious. He just took off into the scrub. Two personal sightings of lizards in my life. How precious is our wonderful nature……:)

    • Angela, I can just picture that gecko asking you to stop for a ride!

      It’s a good way to measure a day or a life, all these surprising experiences we have. We remember them always, like a lizard with a blue tongue. How could you ever forget it!

  9. The only lizards we have are the ones that blend into the dirt. Now some of the ones in your pictures are pretty astounding. I don’t dislike them but enjoy watching them-they are fast little buggers. 🙂

    • They really are fast. My garden is made up of several paths and I often see them shoot across and disappear into the shrubs on the opposite side. But they’re just your basic lizard. I loved finding these photos of more exotic types.

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