Another Unexpected Visitor

22 Oct

Salamander?

This little critter was not longer than an inch and perfectly matched the pattern of the carpet.

Before going to bed last night I noticed both Baxter and Lulu eyeing something intently on one of the living room rugs. They started gyrating in odd directions and reaching out their paws. I dreaded the reason why: probably one of those damned cockroaches on steroids. As I drew close I saw quite an unexpected sight. A tiny little yellow lizard or salamander. The poor guy looks like he’d just lost his tail, probably due to one of my kitties. After I managed to get this pic of him B. scooped him up in a box and freed him outside.

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5 Responses to “Another Unexpected Visitor”

  1. taelcat October 22, 2011 at 1:29 pm #

    Who ate the tail?

  2. Lenora Genovese October 22, 2011 at 5:12 pm #

    j, haven’t a clue. It was already gone when I came on the scene.

  3. Alan October 24, 2011 at 3:37 pm #

    Another critter to worry about. Beautiful image though.

  4. Lenora Genovese November 8, 2011 at 10:40 pm #

    thanks, Alan.

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    […] Last October a little gecko made its way into our living room. Brad was able to scoop him up and put him outside before Baxter or Lulu could cause any damage. Today, while readying the grill for a cookout, we found another gecko on our patio. Baxter and Lulu were eyeing him intently from inside the sliding glass doors. Before we knew it, as we were making our way inside, the little lizard decided to come in with us. Brad scrambled again to capture the critter before Baxter and Lulu could. The gecko was caught and placed back on patio. As I began roasting peppers, I looked for the gecko and he was nowhere to be seen. At least not by human eyes. But a pair of feline eyes knew the gecko was still close at hand. I saw Baxter eyeing a spot just outside the sliding glass doors. I shook my head, thinking the poor cat doesn’t realize the gecko is gone. Wrong! Brad found the gecko back inside the house. Scooped him up again and this time we are pretty sure he is gone for good. Why are we so sure? Baxter and Lulu have given up their post by the sliding glass doors. Share this:FacebookTwitterEmailLike this:Like2 bloggers like this post. […]

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