I was potting some of my vegetables today and rummaged through the old plastic pots that are left untouched for most of the year underneath the fuel tank in a rather dark part of our garden. And at the bottom of one of the pots I found this little lizard. I’ve never seen a lizard in Ireland before. Frogs yes, but not lizards, is this a lizard? I’m not so hot when it comes to identifying creatures, especially small creatures.
He looked rather dead, but then I thought well he’s a reptile and they tend to love to bask in the sun, maybe if I expose him to heat of the sun he’ll show some signs of life. I put him into a big glass jar and put a few leaves, some insects, a rock, two pieces of wood and some water into it. Instant terrarium. And pronto, after about 10 minutes he started to move. I really enjoyed having this little visitor today. I did release him underneath the fuel tank amongst some twigs later on in the afternoon.
PS I dedicate today’s post to Angie, a terrarium-lover and very dear friend of mine.