Opera friend Henry had an excellent post about a New Zealand reptile called the Tuatara
also named Henry.
It was an interesting and fun post and because of my love of reptiles,
a little diddy began dancing in my head:
At a hundred eleven,
was a grumpy old man
but stood the test of time.
He fathered a brood
of eleven tiny babes
and no longer was in a bad mood.
Mildred, his mate
as fate would have it
lost her tail the first time
She grew it back
forgave Henry his deed
and didn’t give him a big whack.
by Pamela aka PainterWoman© Jan. 28, 2009
The photo below is one of an Iguana I found in my yard. It was the reason my dogs were barking all night long. I took him to the Humane Society as I had no knowledge whatsoever of taking care of reptiles. One of the workers there already had rescued one and wanted this one too if the original owners didn't come forward.