It's a good thing my office has a large bank of windows on 2 sides.
I would miss so much if it didn't.
It seems I am forever rescuing creatures that unwittingly wander into my yard or are brought into my yard.
In this case, it was a Spiny Tree Lizard, aka Texas Spiny Lizard.
If you live anywhere south of the Red River (Oklahoma/Texas state line) you have them in your yard.
I guess this bit of trivia means they can't swim.
I'm thinking it means they don't care too much for Oklahoma.
It's important to poke fun at Oklahoma, I live in Texas. It's what we do.
Oklahoma is actually a beautiful state and hatches some of the best meteorologists in the world.
Anyway, this little guy was being hassled by not one, but three of my animals.
He'd taken up hiding under a board in deep leaf litter.
The cat spotted him.
The dogs spotted the cat.
The side of Smokie that is a spaniel kicked in. She was going to flush that lizard if it was the last thing she did.
I had to physically drag her and Hobbes into the house.
Mandy came along quietly, because that's the great kind of dog she is.
After I warmed this lizard up a bit, I took him out on my property where dogs and cats don't often go.
I laid him on a sunny rock and bid him goodbye and good hunting.
Hopefully, he'll eat all the scorpions within a 4 acre radius.
Doubtful, but a girl can always dream.