She in a bit of a rush hurriedly pushes aside the curtain and reaches into the shower to turn on the water. Really feeling the need to rush she hastily brushes aside the feeling of being watched. Quickly undresses, tests the water and then looking down before she steps in (doesn’t want to slip now) she finds herself being oogled by a beady-eyed wiggling and apparently quite antsy baby lizard. Cue in the psycho music now!!!
There is nothing I despise more than lizards, no matter the size or age. So you can only imagine the speed that I grabbed my clothes and flew downstairs bellowing for my husband to get the darn thing out there! Honestly, I can handle cockroaches, even the flying variety, mice, rats, spider, or any of the usual creepy crawlies. But I just can’t take lizards they make my stomache sick. My worse nightmare to date has been being trapped in a house full of lizard of all shapes, sizes and colour. The horror!
This was actually not my first lizard experience in the house that I now call home. When I first moved to Jamaica and into the townhouse we had quite a few incidents with lizards, because the house had been empty for a few months. We disturbed alot of lizards when we moved into ‘their’ home. This particular time I actually saw it wriggling around on the bathroom wall. But it was on the wall and I couldn’t see it again when i went into to shower, so like an ostrich with his head in the sand, I figured if i couldn’t see him, he couldn’t see me. So I took my shower and gave my towel a healthy shake and proceed to bury my face in it. And then I noticed a movement. There was the lizard taking a nose dive from my towel!! I almost had a heart attack!
Even though they don’t really scare me I have had some really interesting encounters with some bugs recently! While in Trinidad I was walking along chatting excitedly with my mother when gag I realized a bug flew into my mouth. Now I very calmly tried to spit the offensive bug and that is when it registered…. the thing was crawling on my tongue!! I have never had that happen before. It freaked me out!! They normally die or play dead. Well eventually I pried the thing of my tongue to find a rather attractive looking yellow, with black stripes spider like thing that was equally attracted to my finger. But it flew away before I could get it on camera. And yes I thoroughly scrubbed my tongue out all the while wondering if it was a poisonous. Ok was being a little bit excited!
And at my mother’s house also in Trinidad I saw the largest ant ever. This I had to get on camera, but I am not sure if shows the scale. Trust me it was HUGE. Hey if some one was to say it wasn’t an ant I would say OK.
And finally MICE!
I think mice are cute and if they are on Tom and Jerry they tend be hilarious. BUT I don’t think they are so cool when they are running through my house YIKES!!! There I was relaxing one night and lo and behold there was mister mouse or misses?! Taking a cruise from outside into my house!!! In the seven years that I have been living here this is the first that I have seen one !! I am still in shock!
For some reason I have been ultra busy and particularly stressed and so unable to visit all my friends… but never fear I be around poking around as soon as is possible.
Hope every one had a great weekend and are having a great week!