Was out in my backyard the other day, and I glanced at my little terra cotta turtle planter that holds a big green glass mirror ball, and I thought he was sticking his tongue out at me. So I looked closer, and found this little black lizard was hiding in the turtle’s mouth. I snapped this picture quickly and was going to try to get closer, but he ran away.
However, it seems as if this place is favored by the lizard, because a little while later, I noticed that the turtle had his little black tongue again. I left him/them alone.
Just wondering though, when one is very little, it must be hard to choose a proper place to hang out. I would not have thought that inside the mouth of anything big enough to eat you would not be a good idea.
Shot with Kodak 10.2 mp digital SLR, processed in Photoshop. Because the lizard blended into the background, he was really hard to see, so I created a couple layers to separate out the background and did some blurring, desaturation, and and added a little noise to make the lizard stand out more. Location is St Petersburg, FL.