Behold the Texas spiny lizard. Bewitching. Winsome. Spiny.
This adolescent specimen was observed hanging around on the Twisty mailbox Tuesday afternoon. If I were a sentimental, anthropomorphizing sort of writer, which lucky for you I am not, I would describe this lizard’s expression as ‘wry’. But the Texas spiny lizard’s brain is the size of a pin, and it has not the faculties to convey, via facial expression, nuances of wryness. Of course, this lizard’s inner monologue may be positively roiling with ironic drollery, but we’ll never know.