Corona Chronicles and Inspiring Image #110: Escobar

Have you ever seen Cast Away with Tom Hanks? Remember, when he started talking to the volleyball and called it Wilson, the name of the ball manufacturer?


Well, after sitting on the patio for so many weeks (due to shelter-in-place orders), I’d named the lizard that lives there, Escobar. I was going to name him Larry, but my husband and daughter thought that was cliche, so Escobar it is. Here are some photos:


I thought we were co-habitating and he was getting used to me being out there so much, until he puffed out his little neck. I learned that this means he’s trying to intimidate me because he thinks this is his patio, it’s mating season, or a host of other reasons lol Either way, now I just take pictures of him.


I though he just liked chillin on this chair, which seems to be his favorite, but that’s just me putting my human being understanding on him. Lizards actually have to sunbathe to “raise their internal body temperature and stimulate their metabolism.”


Did you establish any out of the ordinary habits since being at home more?



53 thoughts on “Corona Chronicles and Inspiring Image #110: Escobar

  1. Puffing his neck up, lol! Escobar is a cute little fellow. And dauntless if he dares to show you whose patio he thinks he’s at, haha.

    I think my head’s gone a little cuckoo from being at home so much: I need more time out. Maybe I should inhabit someone’s patio, too…

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      1. LOL! Girl! Now I have to track down Izzy’s photos!

        And that ONE random coyote who lurks on the other side of the fence across the parking lot a couple of mornings a week? His name is Diablo! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

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  2. That’s so funny seeing Escobar because every time I play tennis, I see the same lizard in the back court sunning itself.
    Katherin, I am always drawn to lizards because I caught one and kept it as a pet for two years when I was about 14 years old. I named my guy Lizzie.
    I fed him mealworms and even caught flies in little bottles that I would shake to stun them and then give them to Lizzie.
    Out of the ordinary habits with the virus? The first thing that came to my mind was reading the news on my phone all the time. I never did that before so consistently. It seems there’s never an end to news, and unfortunately most of it isn’t inspiring.
    Glad you’re seeing sweetness with your visitor. That is inspiring. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. You actually kept a wild pet lizard??? That’s pretty cool.

      I haven’t seen an inspiring news story in a while :-/ Be careful not to inundate yourself with news Judy…it’s probably not healthy.

      And yes…I check on Escobar daily!

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  3. Your lizard has come of age and is trying to attract a girl lizard. He is not interested in human ladies. However, since the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, as they say, you might want to offer him a common garden flower – anything that grows in your back yard.
    P.S. When my older son was a teenager, he had a lizard named Azzie (short for Azazello, a character from a Russian novel).

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      1. They hop and thier skin is soft and strange . The donโ€™t creep me out but I always worry about hurting them on accident . I do love reptiles ans small animals though . I donโ€™t use any pesticides in my garden since it hurts the lizards and birds, and they usually take care of the bad bugs for me ๐ŸฆŽ๐ŸฆŽ๐ŸฆŽ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒบ

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  4. Ha! What a fun post. Sounds like the patio is, in fact, Escobar’s. He grudgingly lets you use it, as proved by his “neck puffing” behavior. Our new habit is letting our son go to the grocery store for us. Sher and I have not been in a store since February. I have underlying health issues and do not want to catch that dang virus.

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