After nearly 2 months of living in the south….. the kids have perfected the gentle but quick art of catching lizards.
We've had a fun time identifying the little critters and watching them.
We have two types seen often here. In the evening and night we have the Mediterranean Gecko, sometimes called a house gecko. These guys hide in the brick of our house and crawl all over the windows of our door at night eating bugs. It is SO cool to watch. And they turn a light yellow white color at night…….
itty bitty mediterranean gecko ~ caught by Miss 10
the smallest ~ caught by Miss 6
gecko on the lovely wallpaper in our kitchen – caught by Miss 10
And during the day we have the common Anole. These guys are usually bright green until you catch them….. then they turn a brownish grey color…. which The Eldest has told us means something to the effect of "Let me go you big Jerk!!"
We always practice catch and release here 🙂 And we don't pester these little guys to much because after all, anything that eats the mosquitos is considered a dear friend!!