Monday, June 19, 2006

the moth

We have a number of lizards running around our house. They are little and cute and everybody likes them, so we don't even try to get rid of them. I'm not convinced that if we tried to get rid of them they would leave without a fight, but that's a different story. I've heard that lizards eat bugs and that they are actually good to have around.
On Friday night we were eating our shabbos meal and we noticed that there was a little lizard on the wall standing very still. There was a big moth flying around and every once in a while when it landed the lizard would move slightly.

As we were watching, a small moth landed near the lizard. Suddenly, it moved very quickly and snatched the moth with into its mouth. The moth was beating its wings trying to get away, but the lizard wasn't letting go. This was savagary at its finest. Beast against Beast. Survival of the Fittest. The lizard slammed the moth into the wall a couple times. After a couple minutes of fighting, the lizard nodded his head and swallowed the moth whole. You could see the lizard's body shaking as the moth was still alive inside it mouth desperately fighting for survival. Finally, the lizard swallowed the moth and it was never seen again.

We now have one less moth in the house and are happier because of it.

6 comments:

Rolling hills of green said...

Almost like the real thing.

Rafi G said...

what a great description!

stillruleall said...

That's beautiful

docyaak said...

do you guys buy moths just to watch this?

Heidi said...

Has Israel turned you guys into hicks?

rockofgalilee said...

Our necks have always been on the redder side.