The cats have delivered three more lizards, all from different species.
I have a question. How much do these goddamn things bang that there are so many stable populations in our backyard? I swear, every day the backyard loses one to six lizards, and yet there is an infinite supply. Some of them are babies, and some are fully grown!
We regularly encounter (read: pry out of cat mouths) the little brown anoles with the dewlaps, the curlytails, the stripey slinky racerunners, and the greenbutt giant ameivas. The big dinosaur knight anoles and small iguanas come by occasionally, and the pink and brindled night geckos are usually fine because the cats don’t go out at night.
How are these things getting into our yard? Why are they getting into our yard? Why is the lizard population not shrinking?
I honestly still don’t know what to name her. I could name her something silly but I kind of want a cool name now… still open to suggestions! Also I like to hand feed her to help her stay ok with people.
EGG!! WE HAVE AN EGG! The Cuban knight anoles laid an EGG today so I’m going to try my darndest to incubate it. When it hatches I’ll raise it to a sellable size and we will sell it at work.
I’ve got an uth in a Styrofoam container connected to a thermostat and a thermo/hygrometer in there. I’m letting it heat up now and stabilizing it before I add the egg. I’ll also be switching it to the hatchrite in a second, the moss was just what we had on hand.
I hope it hatches, and I hope she lays some more! I’m so excited. Unfortunately Cuban anoles are rarely captive bred, which makes NO sense to me because they are incredible animals and do breed in captivity. So if we can offer a handful if captive bred ones that would be great.