Monday, November 1, 2010

Curiosity Killed the ?????

I was asleep on the loft bed when I heard a commotion in the living room. "The three boys are up to something," I thought. But I'm not a normal cat if I'm not curious, right?

So down I went to see what the excitement was all about. I looked at Brad as usually he's the leader of rowdiness. "Look, Angelina. We caught a weird looking creature," he said.

Then I saw it.
Eeuuwww! A dead lizard!!!  
I quickly left the scene. Don't want to be caught with something I wasn't a party too in the first place.

The dead lizard - belly up. Hey...where's the tail? Somebody ate it?

See that black single fur next to the dead lizard? The CSI team would certainly say: Pingu did it.

Now...if this lizard** had come a-calling, nobody would dare eat his tail. But with these rowdy boys ...who knows...
Yikes! I hate lizards, dead or alive. Especially not that humongous one I saw at Nanna's garden. purrr....meow!



**There are six species of blue-tongued lizards or skinks in Australia. They vary a bit in colour and size, but most commonly they are grey with broad brown stripes across their back and tail, and they grow to around a foot in length (that's just the head and body, not the tail).


Common or Eastern Blue-tongue Lizard (Tiliqua scincoides scincoides): this one is widespread in the south east of Australia and looks just as described above, grey with dark stripes. More info about them at: http://www.outback-australia-travel-secrets.com/blue-tongue-lizard.html

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Angie..

Please thank your mama for the Apple Crumble recipe. Mak Nda dah cuba last weekand. It's easy n delicious tp.. Mak Nda not sure about the butter, so main agak2 je. I put 3 tbsp.Is it too much?
Anyway, i had it with vanilla icecream.. Yum, yum...

Thanks n take care.

Mak Nda
(Mak angkat Cik Boo)

Au and Target said...

Careful sweetie! Those can carry salmonella. Best to look but not lick.

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Dear Mak Nda,
Thanks for trying out our recipe. Usually I put about 2 tbsp. A little bit more won't hurt. You had it with vanilla ice cream? Yesssss! purrr....meow!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Au and Target,
I wasn't me, it was the boys. I don't know in whose tummy the tail is. None of the boys would tell me. purrr...meow!

masterwordsmith said...

Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewwww!

I am completely grossified!!!

Wise move to stay away from the crime scene, Angelina!

Take care and have a lizard-free day!

Salam

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Aunty Paula,
Thank God I have the "Three Mousecatteers" to blame, eh? purrr....meow!

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Cat, can use that lizard for fishing at one one the Biliebongs outback, ha ha.
You have 3 cats!
Pity I can have one. Sure would love a white Persian.
Have fun.....Lee.

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Uncle Lee!!!! Long time no see. Yeah...I sure would like to toss that dead lizard into the billabong but Brad has buried it in one of Mama's flower pots. She won't be happy.... purrr....meow!

Pat said...

Hi Ange,

My two doxies love catching lizards, too! So I know why you're so grossed-out!

Btw, thank your mama for the lovely roast chicken recipe in the previous post. I'm always at a loss as to what to cook, and I'm always grateful for inspiration.

Have you seen an iguana? My doxies killed one of those, too. Biiiiiggg lizard, that!

Wan Sharif said...

Ayoh Wang, was familiar with just the home lizard and iguana. In Pulau Duyong, some 40+ years ago, the iguana did pose some problems for us since my mum reared chickens to supplement household income.. we lost a lot of chicken eggs and young chicks to them iguana..

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Aunty Pat,
And some people actually have that gross thing as pets!!!! eeeuuuwwww.....
Hmmm....don't forget to give some of those chicken to Tobie too, OK? purrrr...meow!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Ayoh Wang,
So it was a case of cicak makang ayam in mermaid island 40+ years ago? eeeuuuwwww....thank God am not a chicken. purrr....meow!!!

~Covert_Operations'78~ said...

RIP, little lizard! Guessed you learned a little too late not to mess with kitties!

Lizards freak me out because I saw one getting decapitated by a passing car, and the headless body continued to run across the street! I was 6 when I witnessed it. I've always been grossed out by lizards ever since.

meowwmania said...

gelinya! larikkkkk.............

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Cat-in-Sydney said...

CO78,
With the combined powers of the Three Mousecateers, I'm sure this won't be their last "project". I choose to remain neutral in all of these. Boys! So, you find them gross too? purrr....meow!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Aunty Meoww,
Exactly what I did! Them boys know no boundary. purrr...meow!

Maz said...

You've been a good girl Angie by staying away from the crime scene... Let them be...

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Aunty Maz,
I think at the moment, I'm Mama's favourite. The boys have been scolded non-stop! purrr....meow!

Angie, Catladyland/Katt Food said...

The crime scene is no where you want to be!!

Steer clear, sweet pea!

Monyet King said...

I would like to introduce Brad to a rather large lizard friend, the Komodo dragon

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Angie dear,
Yeap. No worries, mate. We girls don't want to be involved in that mess. purrr...meow!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Your Highness,
Could you tell the Komodo that Brad is his dinner? har har har *evil laughs* That will teach him a lesson. purrr....meow!

Cheqna said...

if i were in d CSI team, I'd take E.L to avoid that lizard scene and its missing tail...haha..

:-)

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Et tu Cheqna? har har har *evil laughs*

TK said...

eeeeeewwwwwwwwwwwwww cicak tu looks like biawak.. Wonder how many species of cicak we have in Malaysia. Don wanna know anyway.I hate lizards too!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

TK Sensei,
They are gross, right? purrr....meow!