Florida is known for these little creatures. They dart around, eat ants, scurry through grass and brush, and mate a lot. Some are native, many aren’t. When they get in the house–and they always do–we leave them alone for a few days, then move them back out. They’re friendly, eat ants and other insects, and are no trouble at all.
I was at R’s house Sunday afternoon with the camera, and I noticed a bunch of them in one corner of the house. I grabbed a chair, sat, and started shooting. Remember, you can always click on the photos to see them full-sized.
He was trying to impress the ladies in the area with his prowess as a potential mate. They puff out a sack under their neck when they want to attract a female. Often this is accompanied by an up and down motion that makes them look like they’re doing push-ups.
The last shots I got were of these two, perched on a rusty bird bath stand. As you can see, he hadn’t given up yet. I’m not sure if the lady above him finally capitulated or not. The sprinklers came on, and we all ran. 🙂
Have a great week!