Staring Contest

Fred doesn’t know what to make of all the wildlife and critters in his backyard.

There are hummingbirds, hawks, coyotes, bobcats, snakes, bunnies, and … lizards.

I took this photo through my kitchen window yesterday:

Whoever blinks first loses!

Fred had a long, long, loooooooong, staring contest with a lizard.

I kept waiting for one of them to move, but neither did.

I had time to go find my camera, change lenses, adjust my camera settings, take a photo …

And still, the lizard and Fred continued their staring contest.

Wouldn’t you think Fred would try to CATCH the lizard?

Or the lizard would run away in fear of Fred The Giant Hairy Beast?

Eventually, I meandered outside.

Fred turned to look at me.

The lizard took advantage of Fred’s distraction and scampered away.

I can’t help but wonder if Fred, a gentle giant, will befriend the lizard.

Or, perhaps, the two of them will continue to have staring contests day after day?

2 Responses to “Staring Contest”

  1. Julie J

    what a darling photo! made me smile wide.

    • Suzanne

      Thank you.
      It was really cute watching Fred’s curiosity!
      : )

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