Not a Big Fan of Lizards in Vanuatu

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At the moment, I am sitting upright with my laptop computer in my lap, furiously typing so I can finish and move. A B52 bomber just flew through the doors on my deck, buzzing my right ear, and rammed its head into my sofa. I am not turning around to look where it crash landed.

Although I do have to be a lot more cognizant of my surroundings, I've noticed. I feel it is necessary to watch where I walk and study the ground, the trees, the vegetation. I don't want to step barefoot on a piece of broken glass, for example, or a lizard. I don't know why but lizards scare the crap out of me.

My sister loves them and raises a bunch of reptiles at her Minneapolis home, incuding snakes, and she's madly in love with a rare blue skink. Me? Not so much. You can read more in my personal blog today and see photos of Port Vila, Efate Island, in The American on Suicide Watch and Clownfish in Vanuatu.

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Elizabeth Weintraub is co-partner of Weintraub & Wallace Team of Top Producing Realtors, an author, home buying expert at The Balance, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown, Carmichael and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put our combined 80 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at RE/MAX Gold. DRE License # 00697006.

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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

It'll be awhile before I get the image of a Shiraz sipping beetle out of my head!  I can handle lizards however.  Every family seeems to have at least one weirdo who likes reptiles.  In my family, it's my middle daughter, and all of her kids.

Dec 26, 2014 04:21 AM #1
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

In a million tries I don't think I could actually step on a lizard Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents nor would I want to. We have anoles here and in the morning when I leave the house they run toward it and at night they run away as I move down the walkway. I don't stutter step as I did to avoid them years ago and never squished a one. The clownfish story creeps me out a little though!  

Dec 26, 2014 04:45 AM #2
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
RE/MAX Gold - Sacramento, CA
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Glad to know I'm not along with reptile loving relatives, Myrl.

Good thing you're not a clownfish, Kevin, hahahahha.

Dec 26, 2014 05:31 PM #3
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Rogers, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

It's hell when you yell and no one comes to see what is wrong....  Never tried a gecko are they tasty????

Dec 26, 2014 08:25 PM #4
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Too funny, Elizabeth.  Hang in there, you'll be just fine.

Dec 26, 2014 09:04 PM #5
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Clownfish have sex changes.... who the hell knew?  And now I want to watch finding Nemo again.

BTW- I too am scared of those little baby dinosaurs. 

Dec 27, 2014 04:38 AM #6
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

You never know what you are going to learn on your blog.  Who would ever have guessed clownfish had a hierarchy and males could change sexes to be female leaders.

Dec 29, 2014 09:22 AM #7
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