July 1, 2018 by petrujviljoen


baby lizard –
how many tails
will you lose to my cat

23 thoughts on “Lizard

  1. I had to laugh. Fantastic.

  2. Jules says:

    At least the lizard has a tail that can …go…
    Cats will have their fun.

  3. Feline speciality 🙂

    • Isn’t it? Many lizards around here with no tails and she’s the (one and) only cat in the house.

      • I’m a bit sickened today concerning lizards. I’d been observing a big western green lizard in the hedge, a gorgeous thing, bright green with black speckles and brilliant blue head and belly. Didn’t the bloody tractor run over it yesterday?

        • If I was allowed to swear on here I would.

        • I know you have to mow the hay and whenever you mow there are going to be accidents, but why this lizard that spends all its time hiding from people?

        • I think I mentioned I live on the property of a commercial pine plantation. They’re busy with firebreaks as they do each winter. Every little animal who established themselves during the year has to run or die.

        • It’s not my idea of ‘sharing’. Fire must be harder to escape than the tractor.

        • I’m sorry. I imagine it couldn’t have known which way to run – a tractor has four wheels. The management of the plantations is supposed to do firebreaks only every second year. Focus remains on the industry and everything and everyone else has to take second or third consideration. It’s too late, there’s too many human mouths to feed.

        • I wish it was only a question of feeding mouths. We’d do it more efficiently if it were. No vast expanses of transgenic soya to feed beef cattle, all those plantations of unnecessary luxury crops like pineapples, cocoa etc But who ever said the world economy functioned in a humanitarian way?

        • It’s an atrocity – is that a big enough word to describe what humanity has done? There’s so much of it, it can no longer be stopped. Small measures to curb the fall out of industrialisation may help a bit but …

          Have you ever read Annie Dillard? Her Pilgrim at Tinker Creek should delight you. She describes in it something of what befell your lizard. I hope you shouted at the farmer – who’d think you were nuts.

        • How are you feeling after the lizard Jane?

  4. Charley says:

    As many as I have… and more! Worthy haiku.

  5. qbit says:

    That’s great!

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