Creature Discomforts: What’s the Strangest Critter You’ve Encountered in Your Garden?
Thank God this polar vortex business is over.
A few days ago, it was warm enough for me to remove our potted plants from the living room and return them to the outdoors.
As I reached for the first bougainvillea, I noticed a slender brown lizard clinging to the plant, giving me the side eye.
Now, living in Florida, I know a thing or two about coexisting with the animal kingdom.
But still. I’m not a big fan of creatures in my house.
Lizards are friendly enough… and they deserve major props for eating some less desirable creatures. But when I was a tween, a briefly had a pet anole. Keyword briefly. It did not end well, and I’m still traumatized.
In the case of the bougainvillea freeloader, I escorted the little critter outside. But all you other reptiles out there, consider yourselves on notice. I don’t want to see another lizard in my house unless it’s selling me car insurance.
What about you? What’s the strangest creature you’ve encountered while working in your yard?