Here in NC we have these little Lizards (see picture below taken in our driveway).


I am not sure of the name of this lizard and I am too lazy to look it up but they are cool little guys. Most of them are pretty small maybe 2 to 3 inches long from the tip of their snout to the end of their tail. I have seen a few that are larger (probably closer to 5 inches total length).

These lizards like to hang out on our back deck because it gets plenty of sunlight during the day. They hang out on the table and chairs, inside the propane cabinet of the grill and on the railings. Anywhere they can lounge in the sun you will find them.

A few cool things worth noting about these little guys is that they can change color to blend in with their environment, they are fast and they lose their tails as a defense mechanism.

Now on to the title of this post…Oshie loves chasing them. Any time during the day that he goes outside he looks for them on and around the porch. Ne never has much luck catching them and even if he did he would try to play with them like he does every other living thing. It is pretty funny to watch him chase them.


Here are a few shots of him “stalking” one that he saw the other day. As usual he didn’t even come close to catching it. The lizard actually ended up using his head as a soft landing as he jumped off the table. This made Oshie thrash his head around trying to get at the little guy but in the blink of an eye he was off Oshie and well on his way to hiding somewhere under the deck.

Here are a few more shots. One of these days I will get some video. As always thanks for checking us out!