Last Friday, I told you about the scary Lizard Man living in my backyard.
I was amazed how many people left comments saying they were disappointed I didn't risk my life to photograph IT.
Why don't you go photograph the scary half-man, half-snake, half-lizard??
What if it leaped at me, gnashing it's teeth, and swinging its tail?
If it did chase me, my friend (Nike) would be no help.
I already learned she's more concerned with making Lizard Sex Jokes than helping her almost-life-long friend.
Nike would probably ask me if Lizard Man has a long tongue instead of saving my life.
I'm sure he does.
(And yes, I do have a zoom lens, but there isn't a zoom made big enough for Lizard Man.)
I did venture outside to look for Lizard Man after a few days but I didn't see him.
Maybe he slithered back down to the lake behind my house?
Maybe he found a cave in the canyon to live in instead of my tree?
I even lay down under the tree, several days later, and looked straight up (risking my life!!) to see if he was hiding.
There was no giant, over-sized, Lizard Man in my tree.
I decided to start Googling around to try and identify Lizard Man.
I don't think I found him, exactly, but I think "it" might have been related to this thing I found photos of on Wikipedia …
Are you creeped out yet?
California newts are very poisonous.
And you wanted me to photograph it?????
Now, the "thing" I saw didn't look like this exactly but it must be from the same reptile family …
Half-lizard, half-snake looking.
(Half man too – but that just might be a reflection of the men I know?)
It was a mutant, poisonous, lizard-snake-man!
We have a lake behind our house, so it is entirely possible whatever IT is slithered/crawled/creeped up from the lake.
IT was, at least ten inches long, probably at least a foot!
(That's what she said!)
It was fat like the first newt photo I showed above.
It was ugly.
I'm keeping a wary eye out for The Return of Lizard Man, but I'm hoping he's gone for good.
If any of you would like to volunteer to come catch him and move him a million miles away from my house, you're welcome to come visit!
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