What Do Komodo Dragons and Henry Ford Have in Common? Dream Big

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What Do Komodo Dragons and Henry Ford Have in Common? Dream Big

Well, to be honest not an awful lot, I researched for hours (okay, it was maybe minutes) and couldn’t find one reference to the famous Mr. F and the lizard population. But let's see what we can find.....


Lizard


Here in Florida, our lizards are not very big; maybe 5-6 inches.  I have seen bigger ones around about 8 inches long and heavier in the body than our little green Anoles but I'm not sure what they are called.

Lizard


I think this little guy watching me through my window was wishing and hoping to turn into the Komodo Dragon that I saw at Animal Kingdom in Disney World Orlando.


Komodo Dragon

Komodos can reach 10ft in length and weigh in at 300 pounds or more. That's a serious Biggest Loser Contender but I'm not telling him. Komodos have poor eyesight and hearing but a serious sense of smell: so stay upwind if you encounter one in the neighborhood.


Never ever forget to dream big. You may not reach monster size but the bigger you dream-the closer you get to your goals.

Segue back to Henry Ford: As Henry said, If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.


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Joan Cox
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Toni, you have captured some GREAT photos, but I would rather NOT see those in public anywhere!   Bugs and lizards are not my thing!

Jun 20, 2012 06:13 AM #4
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Toni- first of all ... great shot!!! I love how you tied in Ford and Komodo dragons .... not sure how, but it did seem to tie in.  

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Jun 20, 2012 06:17 AM #5
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Anita Clark
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Like Joan...I give bugs and "critters" a wide berth.  You are Toni-on-the-spot with your camera...nice pics!

Jun 20, 2012 06:30 AM #6
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Fred - you are right about that!

Rob - my son used to walk around like that!

Kristin - that is one of my favorite quotes.

Joan - lizards are harmless and they eat your other hate....bugs.

Kathy - funny lady. It took a while.... Thanks for the feature in Tude.

Anita - see my comment to Joan :)

Jun 20, 2012 06:37 AM #7
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Toni, great photos. I am not a lizard fan but they are very interesting creatures and can keep your attention, plus I do like the fact they eat the bugs, which I really do not like so much.

Jun 20, 2012 07:06 AM #8
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LOL Mary, I'll take a lizard over a bug anytime (not a Komodo though)

Jun 20, 2012 07:48 AM #9
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Heather Milbourn
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I may be a little strange but i think lizards are beautiful creatures, i don't keep them I think they look better in the wild I actually stayed on an island in Malaysia that was inhabited by monitor lizards they were everywhere even on the one and only golf course 

Jun 20, 2012 07:54 AM #10
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Toni,  I'm not a big fan of lizards, but you got a great picture of this little guy.  Snakes are really what makes me dance around like a little girl.  There was one in my garden the other day and I about had a heart attack.  Great how you tied all the elements in together.

Jun 20, 2012 08:02 AM #11
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Never ever forget to dream big. You may not reach monster size but the bigger you dream-the closer you get to your goals.

Very inspirational post my friend

Jun 20, 2012 08:58 AM #12
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Toni,  The bigger you dream the closer you get to your goals...I like that thought. Have a beautiful sunn day! 

Jun 20, 2012 11:19 AM #13
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Hi Toni,

Very inspirational Toni. and I like the photos.

 I had the cutest little black lizard last spring 2011 and he was about 1 1/2 inches long. I used to put dead insects on the rocks where he hung out. He got to where he would come out and look at me after I left him a treat.

Well he disappeared over the winter and much to my surprise he came back this spring and he is now 6 inches long but he still comes to the rocks and waits for me to give him an insect. So I find myself searching for them now and once he gets one, he leaves. I was so glad he survived the winter.

Jun 20, 2012 12:38 PM #14
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Komodos are really cool lizards but that bite is deadly with the bacterial infections that will kill you versus the actual bite!  Yuck!

Jun 20, 2012 04:57 PM #15
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
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I had no idea that Komodos had poor vision and hearing. . .They still look very formidable in their appearance.  I wouldn't wish to tangle with one!

Jun 20, 2012 08:00 PM #16
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Howdy and evening Toni

Toni my friend, Komodo Dragons sure are a mighty cool Lizard. I sure do like your outstanding photo shoots of the Lizard outside your window and the one of the Komodo Dragon.

Your outstanding blog post has been Featured in the Wild Wednesday Group!

White Buffalo

Thank you mighty kindly for posting it in the group!

Have a good one

Dale in New Hampshire

Jun 20, 2012 10:18 PM #17
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Toni, that was cute of you to think that the little lizard was thinking about being a komodo dragon one day! It reminds me of one of my favorite Budweiser commercials where the donkey dreams of being a Clydesdale. :)

Leilani

Jun 20, 2012 11:14 PM #18
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Toni... I always enjoy stopping by to hear what you have to say. Your photo stories are always so refreshing and very good to read. I just love lizzards too! That fascinate me. I never chase them away here in Texas.

You've got some great photos and lizzards out your way.

Jun 21, 2012 01:06 AM #19
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Heather - how did he do playing golf? I like them too, they are cute and they re-purpose insects :)

Belinda - you are too kind saying I tied them all together :) It was a stretch (get it).

John - :) thanks.

Larry and Sheila - I did have a beautiful sunny day. Thank you.

Kristin - the lizards are just hibernating in the winter; they find someplace warm and you don't see them. Glad you found him again.

Jennifer - that's true. I sure wouldn't want one wandering around my yard.

Myrl - great minds, etc. Me either!!

Dale - thank you for the feature in Wild Wednesday!

Leilani - I love that commercial too! I'm always in favor of the littlest thinking they can be as big as the biggest.

Patricia - I think you and I just love all living creatures. Thank you!

Jun 21, 2012 04:15 AM #20
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Toni, stunning photos, as usual! And your title definitely caught my interest, too. I love the tie-in with the inspirational quote by Ford. Yes, we can!

Jun 21, 2012 06:51 AM #21
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The little lizard is cute but reptiles lose their charm for me way before 300 lbs.  

Jun 21, 2012 07:08 PM #22
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William - thanks!

Dianne - our little lizards really arent like other reptiles. They are kinda cute.

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