Monday, May 30, 2011

Perils of Lizard Watching

As you might know by now, we are committed to documenting the behavior of lizards under natural conditions, with the objective of understanding the proximate and ultimate mechanisms shaping the evolution of behavioral traits. To do so we spend a significant amount of time watching lizards, from sunrise to sundown. This means that we need to be up before the sun, and sometimes it is not easy to get out of bed. A picture is worth a thousand words.
However we all manage to be up early and ready to go. Believe me, we better be ready, because in some instances it is critical to move with the precision of a surgeon while filming lizards, particularly when you are surrounded by POSION WOOD. As Dave was yesterday. Poison wood takes no prisoners; you touch it and you pay the price, usually in the form of nice size blisters.

However, there's no need to feel sorry for us. Most of us love what we do.

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