Die Another Day
Characters: Fan Throated Lizard and Mr. Ant
Location: Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary, Delhi
Background: Under most circumstances, an ant would have ended as a quick meal for this fan throated lizard. But this quick-witted ant outsmarted the predator by climbing on the lizard’s head where the lizard was unable to strike. The ant eventually survived and lived to tell this story.
At Asola, Lizard and Ant meet;
Awkward silence, what is there to greet?
Lizard licks his lip and gives a smack
Ant thinking hard, don’t wanna end as snack!
Ant: “O magnificient Sir, can you point me the right way?”
Lizard: “O little one, come closer and say!”
Ant: “I have a cold, this is close enough!”
Lizard: “Just one slurp of my tongue; cures all cold & cough!”
With this, the lizard pounced on the ant;
The ant jumped on the lizard’s head, he was a smarty pant!
Now lizards can see all around; that is true
How does one look on its head; this was new!
The ant now took a smack and a bite
The lizard cursed and took off in a flight!
This is a story; the ant will again and again say,
How I lived to Die Another Day!!
Photo Credits: Sohail and the amazing team at CEC BNHS