Old School Bill's Lizzzards & Other THINGS of Gibsonton, Florida

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Dude I need Sun Screen!

Like all lizzzards, the Old School Bill's Lizzzards are equipped with moveable eyelids for sunglasses  and external ear holes for earbuds. Adults molt about every month, casting off skin in bits and pieces. Their feet differ from most lizzzards in that each toe has adhesive pads (lamellae) on its central portion, enabling the OSBL to climb and cling to vertical surfaces such as walls, fence posts, trees and leaves, on which they spend much of their time. 
Green and Cuban Brown OSBL are generally about 5 to 8 inches long. Females are usually smaller and can be under 5 inches long. The long, slender tail of the OSBL (which makes up about half of its length) may break off at the slightest pressure and continue to wiggle on the ground, distracting would-be predators. But, no fear, the lizzzard's tail grows back over several weeks to once again serve as a quick get-a-way aid.
 Another striking feature of the OSBL is its dew lap, or throat fan. It is attached to the throat and displayed by means of a flexible rod of cartilage which can be swung downward and forward, thereby revealing a brightly colored patch of skin. Males display their dew lap during courtship ,when defending territory & friday nights at the bar. This display is often accompanied by a series of head-bobs and push-ups.  There is also much stretching of the truth of its  Actual Size!!

KeikoCreative says:
Ha ha ha that is a great blog!:P
Posted on: May 07, 2009
cvanzoen says:
I like your blog including the photo's. This categorises as "The adventures of OSBL"? (LOL)
Posted on: May 29, 2008
sincitytraveler says:
Very cool blog Bill!
Posted on: Mar 15, 2008
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Dude I need Sun Screen!
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Old School my feet hurts
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Dew Lap Now You See IT!
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Now You DON"T
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I'm not DOING Anything to It
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Long John Lizzzard
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The Sneaky Lizzzard
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Like I don't see you, Big Foot
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I Am The Master of My Domain!!
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Spot
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Spot, Spot I know you hear me
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OOOO is that You Old School?
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Don't you owe me lunch, Ruby Tues…
I WANT TO GO TOO!
I WANT TO GO TOO!
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Tres Lizzzards
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Lizzard Dial, it is now 25 past l…
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Lizzzard Snack
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Lizzzard Buffet
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I Got My Eye On You
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Haaa Baby
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Old School Up Here
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I'd Invite you in But the Pipe Is…
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I don't think think so
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You Still Got More Chins Than Me!!
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Funny Very Funny
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SUPER Buffet
The eastern slope of Mt. Antanigloa
The eastern slope of Mt. Antanigloa
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View from above
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The Wasp Nest Monster
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You try it, no YOU try it! Let's…
Tocobaga Indian name Gray Arrow
Tocobaga Indian name Gray Arrow
You going to Captin Jacks tonight?
You going to Captin Jack's tonight?
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Dude DUDE a little help here Please
Hanging Just Hanging
Hanging Just Hanging
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