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: Snake in a Creek

Taken at the Reynolds Nature Preserve in Morrow, Georgia in July of 2012

DAILY PHOTO: Slender-Snouted Crocodile

Taken in May of 2017 at Kalimba Reptile Park outside Lusaka

DAILY PHOTO: Out on a Limb

Taken in April of 2017 from the Chobe River on the Botswanan side

 

I believe this is an African Water Monitor, but I’m a neophyte naturalist.

DAILY PHOTO: Turtles Far and Near

Taken in May of 2016 at Kalimba Reptile Park near Lusaka

Taken in May of 2016 at Kalimba Reptile Park near Lusaka

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DAILY PHOTO: Baby Crocs at Kalimba

Taken at Kalimba Reptile Park near Lusaka, Zambia in May of 2016

Taken at Kalimba Reptile Park near Lusaka, Zambia in May of 2016

 

A close up

A closeup

 

Mass flight to water

Mass flight to water