Friday, January 14, 2011


We have at least three tree agamas in our yard. Tree agamas are big grumpy lizards. They have rough scales and beautiful blue heads during mating season. These lizards are hard to catch. When you get close they run around to the other side of the tree and climb up high. Once I caught one during Green Camp at Kumbali. After I caught it made violent thrusts with its head trying to bite me, but its neck was too short to reach my hands. If you catch one hold it firmly because tree agamas are very strong creatures.


  1. I remember that one. Its head was huge!! You are correct they are very strong. I remember when it almost bit me. I guess I shouldn't let it bite my ear and dangle like an ear ring...

  2. I want to come visit your house for awhile. You guys do cool stuff!

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  3. We had a blue agama in our yard in Burundi and we saw a red one in the Serengeti. They're so beautiful.

  4. You are so lucky! We do not have any lizards in our yard, although we have seen some large ones out at a local site (Jerash, where there are Roman ruins). They make an odd croaking noise. Larger lizards can give a strong bite!! Best remind your dad that much smaller reptiles make better earrings.

  5. That does look like a GRUMPY lizard!