March 13, 2011

Lizarding Scoop!

Well, "scoop" is a little strong. I am probably not the first to capture one of these things on film.

I went for lunch and stuck my head over a low wall behind my table.

Which was where I spotted big boy and took a couple of pics:

"WTF are you looking at?"

"Hang on! Are you that Ranty bloke the hotel staff warned me about?"

"Fuck this. You've caused enough trouble round here. I'm off".

There we have it. They were not figments of my tormented imagination.

Let us speak of this no more. It never happened.




Oldrightie said...

A scoop in my book, Cap'n.

Woman on a Raft said...

Perfect little dragons

I wonder if they are as annoyed as they look.

Captain Ranty said...

Thanks OR.

Captain Ranty said...


They look a little scary but they are very skittish. They have to watch at ground level for other (bigger) lizards, and humans stepping on them, and the skies for birds zooming down for lunch. So my guess is that the "annoyed" look is permanent.


Caratacus said...

Take a tip from an Old Hand CR - in order to get animals to perform you must tempt them .. therefore, if you make a noise like a bit of lettuce when you want to see them you should have no more trouble in the future.

No no. Don't mention it. Glad to help.

Christopher - Conservative Perspective said...

Wherever you are in the world you had better have good medicine handy!

subrosa said...

Ah, so you eventually found one. Excellent photography if I may say so.

JuliaM said...

Yup, excellent!

Captain Ranty said...


A positive mental attitude seems to take care of most ills. Luckily, I am rarely sick.


Captain Ranty said...

Rosie, Julia,


(I think the camera did most of the work!)


James Higham said...

Keep lizarding, Cap'n. It's better than dealing with the tidal wave of crap coming out of those whose agenda is unleashing tidal waves of crap.

Tattyfalarr said...

"Any tips for tempting Nigerian beggars to leave me the hell alone?"

Oh that's easy. Print off a hundred or so copies of your latest scam email advising of the inheritance the Nigerian bank employee wants to secretly help you collect and hand them out.

"There ya go mate...a fortune for you there...just contact that fella at the bank down the road and he'll see you right. No please, take need it more than I no don't thank's a pleasure...really."


Angry Exile said...

My God, you've been followed there by Peter Mandelson, Donald Rumsfeld and the Duke of Edinburgh. Get the fuck out, pronto. And bring extra tinfoil.

Of course if they are just lizards (or even a lizard) then ignore me and accept compliments on the pics instead.

Unknown said...

Why does it say MADE IN CHINA on the tail ? you're having a larf.