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Front Door and Back Door

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Front Door and Back Door

- Joy Krauthammer
July 2012

Baby lizard I was surprised to see was by my back porch today, closer to my yellow rose at house wall.

Medium size lizard with a short-tailed pal, regularly hangs around back porch. Sits quietly frequently under redwood picnic table waiting to see what my move will be. Today he got scared, ran, and knocked into the old freezer bins by garden cabinet that I use to try, hah, to catch the gopher (that is a mess of a story) but not let the visiting wild bunny rabbit get caught. Lizard sits by the hose, but today I changed hoses from blue to orange, so we'll see what he does. He sits on my planter counter at my kitchen window and scoots along the wall, and the porch floor. I try hard to close my porch door quickly so that he doesn't enter. I don't want him inside.

I miss the little cute guys that would sit on my ping pong table and sun bathe under my porch lightbulb. They have been gone awhile.

I relocated the front door lizard. Literally, he sat at the front door. I was afraid that he would come in. I was concerned that when my sister visited with her own key, she wouldn't realize the situation and  I would have a boarder. NOT what I wanted.  The day before I left recently on a trip,  I took a bag to the front door and he popped right in.  I walked the lovely long lizard down the slope to end of my property and asked the neighbors across the street if they wanted a lizard.  They responded that they had their own. I left long lizard at the edge of the far end of my property. Hope he is not like a cat or dog and finds his way back.

Long lizard had had a very very long tail up until minutes earlier. The tail was visible when he climbed on the front wood wall by front door. You can see the illustrative photos. He had a mishap with the bouganvillea colored ramp by front door but he seemed mostly fine. Tails have a life of their own.

Enjoy photos.

Lizard on golf mat
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Lizard crawling on wood wall close-up
really is a vertical photo
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Crawling on front wall by my pottery.
Notice long tail
© Joy Krauthammer 

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