They’re baaaaack! Lovers of the warm seasons in the southern United States, my resident Carolina anole, Anolis carolinensis, lizards have emerged from winter dormancy.
…who’s (thankfully) is not much of a hunter, instead preferring to carry anoles around in his mouth, yowling all the while. It’s quite a trick caterwauling while transporting frightened lizards between his teeth and I’m not altogether sure how he creates those sounds while holding onto his little captives. Nuri typically drops the not-really-doomed reptiles as soon as he sees that I’ve spotted him with his gift. Of course, I have to compliment Nuri with a Good kitty! as I scoop up the panting prey to relocate to a safer, cat-free spot.
…but transforms to green before my eyes.
He skittered off to an unknown hiding spot shortly afterward to complete his greening-up.
They would both like to remind gardeners to keep domestic cats indoors and to appreciate and foster a safe place for garden wildlife and on April 1st, no foolin’–get ready for Wildlife Wednesday. Please post about wild happenings in your gardens to celebrate wildlife who need the gardens that we gardeners love.
Good wildlife gardening!!