Half-Hearted Apology to a Reptile [Common Meter]

Apologies Mister Lizard,
didn't mean to step on you.
But you kind of blend with the rock.
It's not like in the zoo;
where there's a sign and pointing kids
and barriers, to boot.
When one looks just like one's backdrop,
it behooves one to scoot.

Sorry again about your tail.
I'm sure it will grow back.
Call it a teachable moment,
&
get an orange knapsack!

DAILY PHOTO: Rock Agama

Chennagiri Hill; July 4, 2020

Ramanagara Hill; July 3, 2020

Ramanagara Hill

DAILY PHOTO: Common Indian Monitor & Amber Waves

Taken in June of 2015 near Manali

DAILY PHOTO: Himalayan Lizard

 

Taken in July of 2016 on the trail between Naranag and Sonamarg

Taken in July of 2016 on the trail between Naranag and Sonamarg

 

This isn’t the wildlife I expected to see on our Kashmiri Great Lakes Trek, but I’ll take what I can get.

DAILY PHOTO: Climbing Lizard

Taken November 2, 2013 at Hampi.

Taken November 2, 2013 at Hampi.

These little lizards were one of the most common animal lifeforms at Hampi.  They blend into the rock quite well despite the broken white or yellow line of dots on their backs, which itself blends into the splotched pattern of the creature.

I believe they are called Psammaphilus Dorsalis, Peninsular Rock Agamas, or South Indian Rock Agamas. [However, I know nothing about lizards and am open to correction by a herpetologist.]