Monday, October 2, 2017
Have a look at this! The courtyard has been the site of a hatching! We have been trying to measure and photograph this little thing for a few months- it dashes over the stoop and hides under pots and stones. When I tried to set the ruler next to it a few weeks ago, it was much smaller, and a lot less tolerant of me and my measuring!* I have never seen such a small lizard- the parent has been around most of the summer. She is about 8 to 10 inches long and a similar pattern and color. I have often been startled by her running across the jamb as I open the door.
* To be sure, I have no idea if this is the same one I have tried to measure several times- are there a dozen infant lizards out there, or one? We have not yet seen more than one at a time.