No, it’s only Lizzie, my resident lizard. She was a fraction of her current size when she appeared in my garden. But she has tripled in size over the past few weeks on a steady diet of mosquitos and who knows what else.
For certain, the reptile population in my garden has increased since I finally got my new antique water pump functional.
That’s fine with me as long as it doesn’t attract snakes. My neighbor, Joe, swears he killed a water moccasin in my vegetable garden last week.
Now, how do you suppose a water moccasin made his way into downtown Starkville? I’m hoping Joe exaggerates, but I’ve taken to wearing my cowboy boots when I go vegetable pickin’.