The first Glass Lizard we found in our yard scared my husband to death.
He though it was a venomous snake
. Nature isn't his favorite thing, but
somehow he loves me despite my perpetual obsession with it. I calmly
explained that it was a beneficial legless lizard that ate
He still wants nothing to do with them, but at least he didn't flip
when, after catching it, I (ok, childishly) chased him around the yard
with it (oh, what I'd do for video!)
After enduring a lot of laughter, he even got brave enough to
hold it briefly. He explained that he isn't afraid of all "disgusting
creatures", just intelligent enough to avoid putting himself at risk by
putting himself in close proximity to a possibly hazardous life form.
Sigh. I'm guessing he'll never love nature, but at least
he generally tolerates it for me.
I've seen Glass Lizards quite a few times since that laughable
afternoon. Unfortunately, once was when I found one while using the weed
I discovered that they like to live under things, like
snakes do, so after the weed eater day I stuck a few small pieces of
very thin plywood in a few of my garden areas, covered with mulch, to
provide cover for them. The last time I checked, one had three Glass
Lizards under it. I only peeked briefly, because I don't want to disturb
In the (sorry, blurry) photo on the left, a Red Shouldered Hawk is
flying away with one of my Glass Lizards. I took the picture through a
screened window, so it wasn't very clear.