Saturday, April 16, 2011

A Strange Tale of Lowcountry Love

It's that time of year when many a young man's thoughts turn to courtship.  And reptiles - cold-blooded though they are - are no exception.  Join us as we follow the courtship of a couple of local lizards.

Meet Gordon Gecko -

Meet the object of his affection, the fair Darien -

Gordon and his lady love play a game of "Catch me if you can."

Here is Gordon showing off -

Here's Cooper - oblivious to the dance of love going on right under his nose.

In an effort to test the limits of Gordon's affections, Darien plays hard-to-get and moves to another bench -

Gordon will not be thwarted by Darien's coy game (or lack of interest). He will follow her to the ends of the Earth, or at least the next bench.

Oh, Darien?  Where ARE you?

It seems the fair Darien is immune to Gordon's charms (or perhaps she is just camera shy).

Gordon searches high -

And low.

He contemplates bringing flowers to woo the fair Darien.  Alas, he has only a credit card and the flower vendor accepts only cash.  Foiled again in the game of romance.

Onward, with only his fierce determination -

and bizarre neck to offer the fair Darien - he searches tirelessly.

Where IS that coy minx hiding?

Rejected and humilated, Gordon turns his attentions to the feathered species. Little does he know, Polly is hardened to his charms, also. She is made of wood. No, really, she IS made of wood.

To be contined . . . or maybe not.

[These are green anole lizards.  Their behaviour could mean they are engaged in either combat or mating - just like every other species, it's hard to tell the difference and we didn't stick around to find out 'cause we've seen them in combat and it's SCARY . . . ]


Sharon said...

Ha ha ha! Cute post and cute characters! Love it!

Shawnee the Shepherd said...

Oh, whew, I woz reading this with one paw ofur one eye coz I thought it woz going to get x-rated. Then I realized that the fair Darien do just be playing hard to get like us gurls is of a mind to do sometimes. And she sure did make that Gordon green with jellyness!

Benny and Lily said...

cute..hopefully its mating
Benny & Lily

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

What a cool adventure to be following! So will this end in war or love??? Hope we get to see the finale.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Sarge said...

Hey Road Dogs!
Wow, this is really neat! I sure hope they are mating so you will have the pitter patter of lots of little lizard feet. Love the display behavior. BTW: Good move to avoid attacking and eating them...I bet they taste nasty! BOL
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

George the Lad said...

Great love story, I'm hooked please tell us the end ;)
See yea George xxx

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I love a little love story on a cold rainy day!! Let us know how this Romeo and Juliet story goes! :-)

Pepsi the Lazy Bum said...

Wowzers! What a story of love/combat of the geckos! I'll be staying tuned to see what happens next ;)


Alien said...

Hmm. Too bad about the flowers. He may have had a shot!


Amber DaWeenie said...

Is you suddenly see's a bunch of baby Gordon's running around, you'll know for sure!

houndstooth said...

Hopefully it's the dance of love! Is that on your front porch?


Oskar said...

What a great story. I hope it's a love story!

Nubbin wiggles,

Anakin Man said...

Me is not gonna lie-
even 'dose me is big strong pug- ehem mastiff- me's a little skurd of 'dems

hu hu's
butt me will stay tuned!!

Visit me's on me new bloggy!
Click on me handsome faces!!
(peese don't bring dem lizzards wits yous okay-
maybe peanutty butter treats yes-)

Anakin Man

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

How khool!

Thanks fur sharing The Wild Kingdom moment!


Richie said...

Dat be soooooo kewl , dem sure is cute little fings, Da Moms luvs kreetchers likes dat n I can see why now. Fank Yu fer sharin dems wivs us in such a fun n sweet way.I sure hopes he gets da girl in da end

xx xx

Anonymous said...

Hahaha! Geico would have loved that story ;D Poor Gordon. Better luck next time pal :)

Waggin at ya,

Chicco said...

Hahahaha!! Cute animals!
I wish you a wonderful sunday.


Mr. Pip said...

Don't worry, there are other lizards in the sea, Gordon!

Your pal, Pip

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! WOWIE!!! What a neck!!! Happy Monday! Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar
BTW: sent you an email. Golden Thanks

Anna the GSD said...

I think I heards some Barry White in the background, so I think it's for love. But I think Darien read the whole "How to Win a Guy in 10 Days" book or something!

BTW, those lizards are I've heard....whistle whistle....