I Double Dog Dare You!   12 comments

I Double Dog Dare You!


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!”

“Oh yeah?”


“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.

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Posted March 12, 2012 by Rob Hanson Photography in animals

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12 responses to “I Double Dog Dare You!

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  1. Hahahaha! This is a cute shot and so brings back memories of daring kids to do this exact thing on the playground in the winter. Nice work!

  2. I LOVE anoles!!! I’ve never seen one cling and appear afraid before!

  3. Fantastic shot Rob. He’s a cute little guy. Love how his eye almost glows.

  4. LOL! Now that brings back memories. Nicely done Rob!

  5. LOL, I love that movie, great shot and title Rob, the Empress and I have actually been through the house used in scenes of movie, it’s in Cleveland.

  6. Great details Rob. Great movie reference

  7. peer pressure is a killer man.

  8. I just love your work, on so many levels. What a stunning photograph, for sure, but also your writing is entertaining and awesome beyond words!

  9. LOL! Great shot and love the narrative

  10. Wow, what a shot, Rob. Awesome details.

  11. This is so cool.

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