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Old 06-25-2009, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Hutto, Tx
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Yes, welcome. I agree about the heat today. I saw on the news that it is supposed to be 104. I think we'll be looking for indoorsy kinds of things to do today, except for maybe the G'Town Farmer's Market. My neighbor told me that people are taking to splashing around in Brushy Creek off of 685 just past the high school...I think I'll check it out Just not today if it's 104.
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Old 06-25-2009, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Central TX
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Welcome! It's hot and it's gonna be hot for a while! You'll get used to it, someday.

I've been here for 4 years now and when it really heats up it takes about a week for me to adapt, then I'm fine.
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Old 06-25-2009, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Avery Ranch, Austin, TX
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As for the heat, it is record hot....this is easily 10 degrees above average for this time of year, but it is a good preview of what August is often like.....
That's what they said last June when we moved here...unusually hot, even for Austin. Ha! It only lasted FOUR MONTHS!!!
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Old 06-25-2009, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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We love our gecko's and think they are cute, they are a sign that we have a healthy eco-system around our house. It broke my heart last year when I accidently killed one while doing some home improvements.



We used to have a few pinkish flesh colored ones around too but have not seen them around for awhile.
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Old 06-25-2009, 10:41 AM
 
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Sorry to hijack the thread...

What's the lizard that's about 8" long and has a head that looks like a hybrid between an iguana and a horny toad? Usually a brownish color. Those are rampant at my house.
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Old 06-25-2009, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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I believe that's an anole. The geckos are smaller, and pink or almost clear looking. They're both supposed to be good luck.

And this is, indeed, a hotter than usual (though not unprecedented) June. I don't generally expect temps this hot until August.
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Old 06-25-2009, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Sorry to hijack the thread...

What's the lizard that's about 8" long and has a head that looks like a hybrid between an iguana and a horny toad? Usually a brownish color. Those are rampant at my house.

Alligator lizard, perhaps?
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Old 06-25-2009, 11:35 AM
 
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We love our gecko's and think they are cute, they are a sign that we have a healthy eco-system around our house. It broke my heart last year when I accidently killed one while doing some home improvements.



We used to have a few pinkish flesh colored ones around too but have not seen them around for awhile.
This is an Anole, not a Gecko. The only reason I know is my son had one for a couple of years, but sadly it just died a month ago.
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Old 06-25-2009, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX!!!!
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Sorry to hijack the thread...

What's the lizard that's about 8" long and has a head that looks like a hybrid between an iguana and a horny toad? Usually a brownish color. Those are rampant at my house.
Is it a bearded dragon?
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Old 06-25-2009, 12:26 PM
 
Location: 78747
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I've seen those around my house, they sure do lumber about for being so small. They could be a spiny lizard, or an alligator lizard. The one I saw had a hard ridge on it's back.

Spiny Lizard:

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