Monday, October 20, 2008

Kentucky State Lizard

I was amused by Brita Coleman's blog so much that I had to write ANOTHER whole blog today, when I should be painting or mopping floors or writing bad checks or something. I mean, how cool to have a lizard that eats biting ants and then shoots blood out it's eye when annoyed. I want to be that lizard. I can see it now, "William, don't make me shoot my eye at you!" Splat, all over his forehead. No, I'd not be able to control it. I'd be shooting blood at people at StuffMart, people blocking the grocery aisle. I don't have a temper, but I do have a low annoyance threshold.

So, she asks do we have a state lizard, as Texas does? (We actually don't even have a state, as Kentucky is a Commonwealth, but I digress.) We do not. I nominate the salamander. Not long after we moved to this house, dh and I, in a very rare moment, had the girls in bed and we settled in to easy chairs in the basement to watch TV. Next thing I knew, he was flying into the air with a loud exclamation that something had been under his sock! It was a very large black with yellow salamander that evidently thought his foot made a cozy hiding place. How it got in the house I'll never know, as we've not seen one in the house since. (Well, excepting the mummified one we found and put in our "Natural History Museum" in Lauren's bedroom.) So, I nominate the black with yellow salamander, whatever he's called. You look it up, I need to get painting.

For those of you wanting to check out your state symbols, go here.

1 comment:

Travis Erwin said...

I believe what you are describing is a tiger salamander.


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