Friday, November 6, 2009

‘The Most Wild Thing of All’


“And they were frightened and called him the most wild thing of all
And made him king of all wild things.”

-‘Where the Wild Things Are’, Maurice Sendak

Poor Oslo.  I tell him he’s my little, furry wild thing.  Don’t know if he believes me.  But, he likes to act it.  Here he is proving to a little anole that he is, indeed, the King of all Wild Things!


See it on the shutter??



Notice that fantastic camouflage!  Oh – anoles are so cool!  (little lesson if you’d like – what are commonly referred to as chameleons, geckos, etc. are actually green anoles!)

It drives Oslo crazy.  This happens every time we have the windows open.  Pretty sure the anoles frequent the area behind the shutters – and oslo will just sit there and torment himself.  He’ll chuff, hiss, bat at the screen, etc.  They don’t care.  Oslo goes bazerk.  Oh, how we love backyard wildlife!


The Neaves' said...

ohhhh oslo! :) you fierce thing, you!

Rachel said...

I'm glad to know that I can now begin calling geckos by their correct name: anoles!