About a year later, we moved to a house in a section of town called Sinkor. It was one of three houses on a quiet road on the beach. The lizards congregated on our back fence, some doing push-ups. Others ran around on our roof. We let Inky and Cloudy outside there, and they were a bit more successful in their hunting without the restriction of the leash.
I’ve since learned they are Agama Agama lizards, also called “Rainbow Lizards.” I think that’s a fitting description. I recall some spectacular purple and orange lizards. According to Switch Zoo, most Agamas are green and brown, but dominant males show off by rapidly turning their bodies blue and their heads bright red or yellow. Those were my favorites!
While serving as a dignity advocate, I once again saw these beautiful reptiles on walls, rocks, and rooftops. In fact, standing under the zinc roof of the laundry area at our guesthouse, I could hear their claws as they scrambled around overhead. It was music to my ears! They didn’t like to pose for pictures, but thanks to my zoom lens, I have a few to share. Perhaps it’s a good thing I couldn’t get too close – I really wouldn’t want to discover another lizard on the inside of my clothes!