Blue killed a lizard that has been living in our backyard for a long time. I’m not sure what he plans to do with it, but he has proud of himself.
I felt bad for the lizard. Also, I think Blue Tailed Lizards are pretty. That’s right, I said it. I like lizards.
I was wondering what it would be like to hold a snake. I went to Animal Trax in Madison, Alabama, because they specialize in reptiles.
I talked with the store clerk about why someone would want to have a pet snake. They don’t interact with their owners much and they just seem to hang out in their cages all day. The clerk gave me a list of reasons, but I still don’t see the attraction.
She let me hold an adult Ball Python, because they tend to be docile. The first thing I noticed was the skin felt smooth and soft. The snake is also strong and muscular. I could feel the muscles contracting and relaxing as the snake wrapped around my hand and started to slide up my arm.
I thanked the store clerk, bought some dog treats, and headed home. It was an interesting experience.
While at the Birmingham Zoo, I saw a Komodo Dragon. I have been fascinated by these creatures for a long time, because they are so unique.
- These lizards are massive in size. They can reach 10 feet in length and weigh 155 pounds.
- The Komodo Dragon looks like a lazy lumbering creature, but it is actually very fast. It can reach speeds of 12 miles per hour.
- They are strong enough to kill a water buffalo.
- It was once believed the Komodo Dragons were poisons lizards, because once a prey was bitten it would die within a couple of days from complications of the bite. However, scientist discovered the prey’s death was actually caused by the toxic bacteria in the dragons mouth. (Think about that for a minute. The Komodo Dragon must have the nastiest breath on earth.)
I was glad to get a chance to see a living Komodo Dragon. That was cool.