Blooms and buds are always a pretty and happy sight, no? A thriving garden with multi-hued butterflies make a idyllic picture. Now, imagine a villain in the scene.
Yesterday evening, I was sitting across the living room balcony, listening to soothing music, when I spotted the horror. A lizard, the size of a baby crocodile and I'm not exaggerating, was sprawled across the other side of the sliding net door. Next, I saw what attracted it. There sat a butterfly, just inches away from the predator. I froze and let out an involuntary scream. I was about to witness a kill, but besides that, I was numb with the thoughts of the ugly, creepy-crawly entering the house. Yes, it was on the OTHER side of the net and technically not inside the house but what if the net tore or it found the gaps between the sliding French doors!
Even as I stood hyperventilating, there came another lizard, just as huge as the first one. Now, I really screamed. I was alone and didn't care if the neighbors came knocking. Despite being paralyzed by fear, I was determined to drive the monsters away. More for my selfish interest than for the stupid butterfly that didn't think of flying away even in danger!
Not really thinking, I started to shut the glass door. That did it. The butterfly flew away and the crawlies, defying their lethargic nature, leapt to the wall and scampered away. My heart is racing even as I write this now. Yes, you can laugh all you want as did my husband and son who made a grand entry at that point and saw me as a relieved but ashen-faced war-hero.
Thank God for my fastidiousness, the nets are always drawn at dusk. But later last night, I kept the glass door tightly shut too. #ihatecreepycrawlies .
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