Tuesday, June 26, 2007

my first "wildlife" documentary

No, it's not another cat video, don't worry. My neighbors have been on vacation for the past two weeks, and I've been looking after their lizard -- a bearded dragon. I'm not sure if I've ever been told her sex, but I've started affectionately referring to her as "Lizzy," and I guess I have subsequently projected some feminine features and qualities onto her. Voila, the lizard is a girl! I really enjoy feeding Lizzy. She'll occasionally eat greens, and she loves blueberries. But her favorite food at the moment is meal worms. I probably wouldn't enjoy feeding her so much if I had to feed her something cute and/or furry. But as it is, I'm not feeling much of a connection with the meal worms, let alone any sympathy.

Here's the video. It's of Lizzy grabbing a couple meal worms with her sticky tongue and chowing down.


Mike & Helen said...

Cool! I think you should buy a friend for Lizzie and teach them to share like these two: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWZanIvGq9c

michelle said...

thanks for sharing that link! i guess i'm not the first person to be interested in the eating habits of bearded dragons. good to know that a whole slue of bearded dragon distractions are awaiting me on youtube. :)