Liiizard Update

Jeff VanderMeer • July 26th, 2007 @ 11:20 am • Uncategorized

I saw the lizard-skink again. He’s really big. I mean, as long as my forearm. And he’s got blue stippling on his sides and a bit of a yellow-gold throat. I’m now wondering if he’s an escaped pet. He doesn’t look very local.

He’s also very Alarm-driven. Any movement and he’s scuttled away to a place where no one can get at him.

He lives in our garage sometimes. The door mechanism is broken so it won’t open, but there’s a crack at the bottom he can enter through into the garage. It’s cool concrete in there, and bugs to eat. I’ve put out some water in a jar lid and a tiny little cardboard box with a washcloth at the bottom. No idea if he’ll want to use it, and the thought strikes me that being at home all the time maybe I’m going a little barmy, but so long as I don’t start talking to him it should be harmless…


5 Responses to “Liiizard Update”

  1. Tim Keating says:

    No Jeff, if you start leaving him a pack of smokes a bottle of Cuervo, THAT would classify you as “barmy”.

  2. Jeremy Tolbert says:

    I am not 100% sure, but many lizards like that get all the fluids they need from their prey. But the size of your forearm, that does seem a little big, even for… Florida, right?

  3. Joe says:

    Talking to him is perfectly acceptable; holding a conversation in ancient Sumerian would be worrying.

  4. Jeff VanderMeer says:


    Cthluthu aaaighghth ranthu mapthu boragtha sssssitthhthth!!


  5. Tessa says:

    He a baby gator, inni?

    Anyway, if you don’t talk to him, he’ll just assume you’re deaf, dumb and mute, and you don’t want that.

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