The Transfiguration

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Hatchling of the Day #1128

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The greenhouse was functionally cricketless again today, so I spent only a very short time with the lizards. The tiniest, snakelike hatchlings and their older relatives were gone, leaving only these sandy-scaled lizards behind.

Reptiles do seem so carefully made, with each scale so discrete and defined. Unlike, say, kittens or humans, they’re born with the same appearance that adults have – just at a smaller size. With no awkward big heads, with no featherless or larval stage, they live with a shape that lasts their entire lives. If there were a patron saint of immortality, it would be a reptile.

That’s already happened in many stories, hasn’t it?

I really like these little guys, and I wish I could make friends with them. There are great mysteries swirling around in those tiny minds.

bec noir’s cascade

Written by Umbrella Man

October 25, 2011 at 1:19 am

Posted in animals, reptiles

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