Here are 13 things I have learned about lizards from my scientific study this week:
- They do not really enjoy being confined in the Lizard Observation Pen.
- Lizards love to do push-ups. I am very surprised that their arms are not more pumped-up.
- The closer you put your face to the lizard, the faster he moves! And lizards can move very very FAST.
- I was not able to hyp-no-tize the lizard. (I think the lizard knew I was going to put him in a pink dress and blond wig once he was hyp-no-tized).
- The lizard's tail does not fall off if you do not touch him.
- A lizard can do some good climbing on the mesh of the Lizard Observation Pen.
- The thing on their neck that puffs out is called a dew lap or throat fan. I like to call it a goiter.
- Lizards like to eat small insects and bugs. I would like to eat the lizard.
- Lizards do not like to nap when they are in the Lizard Observation Pen.
- When the lizard's tail breaks off, it continues to wiggle around! Just the tail!
- Lizards can bite, but their teeths are too tiny to hurt you.
- Their skin molts, but just in little pieces. So you can't get a lizard skin outfit from his molt.
- It is very hard to get a lizard into a harness and leash.
Notice how I did not refer to my lizard as George? That is because when he is a scientific research subject, the lizard cannot have a name. Except, maybe, "Scientific Subject A." This is so you can stay objective in your research. Besides, George never comes when called.