So, I was watching a very young Carolina Anole climbing one of our tomato cages. He seemed a bit unsure of his new perch, holding on tight and slowly inching along. Unlike the anole featured in Garden Guardian, this one was much smaller, obviously younger, and clearly quite impressionable.
In a scene reminiscent of the one in “A Christmas Story”:
“Are you kidding? Stick my tongue to that stupid pole? That’s dumb!”
“That’s ’cause you know it’ll stick!”
“You’re full of it!”
“Well I double-DOG-dare ya!”
Note: The anole is fine –- the pole wasn’t very cold. But still, he had to follow through on the dare lest he lose the respect of his garden playmates.