I am usually so terrified of reptiles especially frogs, lizards and snakes. Whether they are big or small, I jump at the sight of them, almost akin to an irrational phobia. I feel my skin crawl and as if I have just consumed a liter of lard every time these icky beings get near me. This is some sort of general rule.
However, tonight I had just met the exception to the general rule of indifference towards these wrinkly cold blooded creatures. Just this night, I met and for the first time conquered my fear and handled a very frail juvenile Philippine Sail-fin Lizard also known as Ibid in Cebuano colloquies.
not the actual pic but looks similar in size. mine is more of a lighter kind of green almost neon
I dont know yet if its a she or a he, nonetheless I'm naming it Cattleya, after the person who gave it to me. The giver, Cattleya is our household help, a very funny girl who is the same age as I am. She brought the lizard from our hometown because she thought the family might like it since we love pets. She didnt know that my mom and I have a thing for reptiles.
Anyway we decided to take care of the new baby and as of press time, I am researching online how to take care of Cattleya. Im committing myself to nurture it upto 3feet long. Hopefully this cures my quasi-phobia. lol