so I caught an anole to show my mom bc she loves reptiles!
she held it gently and baby-talked a ton. it went from brown to bright green, kept closing its eyes, and even let her rub its lil’ chin while craning its neck like a cat.
it didn’t struggle, bite, or flare up. it seemed so relaxed, and eventually even chose to sit calmly on my mom’s hand like a pet.
when taken back outside, it wouldn’t leave my palm. I had to place it on the ground by hand just so the sweetpea could go home. I felt blessed.
TLDR; MY MOM IS A LIZARD WHISPERER??
((if any reptile-lovers notice negative behavior being displayed in this video, please say something!!
I want to avoid causing lizards any needless injury and/or stress!))
“…and I was gawky and she was gorgeous and I was hopelessly boring and she was endlessly fascinating. So I walked back to my room and collapsed on the bottom bunk, thinking that if people were rain, I was drizzle and she was a hurricane.”