Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Local wildlife in the garden

My husband managed to get an exceptionally good shot of this chameleon, considering how fast it was moving. I do love it when it's warm and all the creatures are coming out.

13 comments:

Amy said...

Great picture! Wow, he was on the run!

Morag said...

Anna,
It is wonderful to find wild creatures living with us, more so when they actually help us instead of making us find some humane way of shooing them or keeping them out for the sake of our gardens. This little fellow will work for you eating bugs in your garden. He or she probably already has a couple hiding places under a rock or board, but an old flower pot with a piece knocked out of the rim for a doorway and overturned in a quiet corner of your garden might be inviting and a little piece of old crockery, like a chipped teacup saucer that would form a shallow water bowl to be kept full of clean water would also be welcome.

Thursday's Child said...

How cute!

Jan Hatchett said...

That is truly a great photo! The color is so vibrant. Isn't it wonderful all of God's creations?
Jan

Rachel said...

Anna, what a lovely picture...

My prayers are with all in Israel (and the region as a whole)...

Anonymous said...

Anna, do you have snakes in your area? If so, are they venomous? I'd imagine you might have some vipers . . . I love snakes and am always interested in knowing how people may deal with living with them, as where I live there are virtually none.

Lisa said...

Wow! What a bright green lizard.

Our lizards here in the desert are mostly brown or rust.

He looks like he belongs in a tropical forest.

Lady Anne said...

Terrific shot! The shape of the critter's front feet fascinates me. They look very much like the front paws of a koala bear. All the better to climb trees, I suppose.

Mrs. Anna T said...

Anon, I have spotted some snakes in our garden. Not sure if they're venomous, I never got close enough for a good look. Snakes, like most wild animals, are shy creatures and want to get away from humans as soon as possible.

Lady Anne said...

As a rule, nonpoisonous snakes have a head that is part of ther body - they resemble a long finger, if that makes sense. Poisonous snakes have a triangular or arrowhead shaped head that sticks out from their body a bit. Hard to describe without drawing pictures, but I'm waving my hands like mad. Can you see me?

Moderate Means said...

Great picture - I would never be close enough to a chameleon to get that shot! ;)

Stacy

Mrs. Anna T said...

Lady Anne, I never managed to get close enough for a look at the snake's head. Most often I just see their tail disappearing between the rocks. :)

Rose said...

Great shot!