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  • Gordon Gecko

    May 24, 2010


    I know. It’s probably not a gecko. But I couldn’t think of a cute alliterative name to go with lizard. Larry was just too obvious. Gordon lives on my front porch and eats ants. In exchange for room and board he patiently poses for my camera.


    1. Julie at Elisharose says:

      How about Andy Anole? And who knows, it may be Anna Anole?

      May 24th, 2010 at 8:54 am

    2. The Bug says:

      I like Lorenzo!

      May 24th, 2010 at 9:24 am

    3. quinn cummings says:

      And a handsome devil he (she?) is, too. Wish I looked that good in green.

      May 24th, 2010 at 11:18 am

    4. momof8 says:

      I want one!

      May 24th, 2010 at 11:21 am

    5. Cathie says:

      I don’t know; he’s got me thinking about car insurance.

      May 24th, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    6. Quirky says:

      He eats ants? Really? And how would he feel about taking a nice trip to Tennessee? Because we have ants. Ants in the yard, ants sneaking into the house, ants throwing all-night keggers in the kitchen and completely ignoring the ant bait we put out. I’m normally not a fan of the scales and the reptilian eyes and all, but 1) he’s cute, 2) he color coordinates with my house, and 3) the ants are driving me out of my ever lovin’ mind.

      Just say the word and I will immediately coordinate travel arrangements via fedex box with air holes punched in the top.

      May 24th, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    7. Lynn says:

      Love the green and the two tone eyes! Wish it was warm enough here for lizards.

      May 24th, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    8. tom says:

      Lloyd is a good name too. Of course, if he were a llama, it would fit even better.

      Great picture!

      * * *
      If I had a llama living on my front porch I’d really have something to blog about!

      May 24th, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    9. diXymiss says:

      I’m partial to Leif (being of Norsk lineage and all)… LOL at all the clever comments.

      May 24th, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    10. jboone says:

      I love him. I love even more that you were able to capture such a beautiful picture of him.
      I have had one that is an amazing shade of light blue. Your picture makes me miss him. We have not seen him yet this summer.

      May 24th, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    11. k&c's mom says:

      Re: clever comments. If a blogger is known by her commenters, you have quite a fun gallery here! (Love the picture, too.)

      * * *
      AM readers are the best ever anywhere – always encouraging me and making me laugh. I want to bake them all some cookies.

      May 24th, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    12. Christy Cate says:

      Are you sure that’s not a picture of Lizzie Lizard? She’s so fashionably dressed in lime green!

      May 24th, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    13. Sam says:

      What beautiful colours he has! Awesome photo πŸ™‚


      May 25th, 2010 at 2:56 am

    14. Brigitte says:

      Heh, Julie stole my comment!

      I’ll still take those cookies, though . .


      May 25th, 2010 at 5:29 am

    15. Roxanne says:

      I am not really into lizards. . .or even llamas. . .though there IS a llama in a pasture on my way to work. . .either way, your little reptile is a LOVELY shade of green. And the photo? Devine.

      May 25th, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    16. Catch the Kids says:

      Lovely lizard, and Grrr…I’m so jealous of your photography skills.

      May 26th, 2010 at 3:59 am

    17. Sandy (aka Great-Granny Grandma) says:

      How do you get your name to appear in the lower corner of your photos? I think I would like to start doing that with mine.

      May 27th, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    18. Shannon says:

      That, my friend, is one of my very favorite lizards called a green anole (or I just call them greenies). There is a big fat one living in my neighbor’s tree who makes me happy every time I see him. This one makes me happy too, and now I can look at it whenever I want πŸ™‚ Great picture!

      I just happened across a little gecko tonight on my front porch, and I was thrilled because I thought all of them were wiped out in our freaky freezing Florida winter, but apparently some made it through. Yay for the insect eaters!

      May 31st, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    19. Krista says:

      Awesome! I would dearly LOVE an ant eating lizard at my house… I would even let him in, since that’s where all the nasty ants are. πŸ™ He’s cute!

      June 5th, 2010 at 11:44 pm

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