Friday, May 15, 2015

Creeping on a Critter

Thank Dog It's Friday!  I am off on another adventure to Everglades National Park.  I will be camping, hiking, biking and creeping up on critters so I won't be around to your blogs until Monday.  However, you can creep up on a Florida critter with me the Basilisk lizard we call Jesus (hay-Zeus) was visiting my backyard again the other day.

Shhhh, let's sneak up on him.

How cool was that?  Basilisks are generally very skittish so it's exciting to be able to get so close to Jesus before he stands up on his hind legs and runs off. 

Here's a close-up of Jesus.  Just look at those hind legs.  Big and muscular.  The better to run away from you very quickly.  BOL

Basilisk Lizard, aka Jesus Lizard, in Oz the Terrier's South Florida backyard

I hope you all have a great weekend.  I will try to share some of my Everglades adventures in real-time on my Facebook page and my Instagram account.

P.S.  If you missed my post yesterday CLICK HERE to find out about next week's #FuelTheCure Loving Life Contest and Fundraiser blog hop.  The Contest and Fundraiser will be open all week and for each post in the hop, Zuke's will donate $5 to The Dog and Cat Cancer Fund so please consider joining the hop.  All instructions and rules are in yesterday's post.  Thanks!


  1. Oh you have your own dragon in your back yard? how cool! Have a wonderful weekend and please tell me all about your adventure when you are back. btw: that egg in the flowerpot wasn't placed by your Mr. Jesus, right?
    easy rider

  2. Well done. We only have little skinks that skitter across our bricks....much to fast to photograph, or catch. We like Jesus.

  3. Yoo dun furry well not puttin da bitey on Hay-Zeus Oz my pal...

  4. Nice camera work! That little critter is super cute.

  5. Cool! Have a great weekend.

  6. WOW that was REALLY Up CLOSE and Pawsonal with Jesus.... Was that an EGG in the flower pot???? Pawhaps one that you missed from EASTER???

  7. Oh - he is super cool - our Mom lizards and has noticed LOTS of them in our garden - they love running along the fences

  8. Oh so much fun! Can't wait to see your adventures! Love the close up of the lizard too, he is super cool looking!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  9. Look at that thing! Careful of the Gators
    Lily & Edward

  10. OMD.....He travels around a lot. I think he was in MY yard yesterday! :)

    Don't sneak up on any PYTHONS while you're in the Everglades. They might sneak up on you. {Yikes}

  11. He's very small but I can see that he's quick.

  12. Stay clear of critters! Have a fun time!

  13. AnonymousMay 15, 2015

    Never seen one.....he just looks fast!

    The Mad Scots

  14. Does Kalesi DaenerysTargaryen know you have one of her dragons? Happy weekend on your Everglades visit. :)

  15. Wow.....what a cool lizard!!!!
    Have a blat this weekend!!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  16. Wow, you really sneaked up on him!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  17. Have fun in da Everglades!

  18. AAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!! ALIEN!!!!!! RUN!!!!!!! Holy crap Oz! WTD is that??!!
    Phew...I thinks I need TWO margaritas after that little display...

  19. That sounds like a great weekend, Oz, hope you are all having a good time! Cool lizard!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  20. Wow that's a cool looking lizard. Hope you are having lots of fun in the Everglades - hot and steamy I'll bet but beautiful too. I'll try to join your hop this week, now I am off to see the previous post to learn more.

  21. oz you did a great job creeping on that lizard. I love those lizards. Did it lay that big egg? I hope your hiking adventure was a good one.


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