Monday, July 23, 2012
in other news...
the lizard has been found!
And no, this is not Meego the herpetologist's latest acquisition. This is Dino.
Dino is a (freaking!) 6-foot long Nile Monitor lizard that escaped from his front yard about a week ago. Yes, he's someone's pet. I don't know, I guess they were all out having a few beers on the porch or something, and Dino took off.
So the news went out, complete with reverse 911 calls to neighbors - watch out for your pets and small children alerts and such - in case Dino gets hungry. The owner claimed that Dino is "nice" and would probably just be looking for shelter. But of course, everyone's thinking, "Won't he get hungry? Eventually?"
ANYWAY, he was found. Somebody spotted Dino about two miles away from home, and on the other side of the freeway. They called the sheriff, and the sheriff, wisely, called the owner. Owner and Dino had a touching reunion. Everybody breathed a sigh of relief. Dino is fine, just missing a part of his tail.
One of my friends says it's a sign. A sign that Colorado's luck is taking a turn for the better, on account of Dino's happy reunion.
I think she's grasping at straws, but I'll take it.