This little guy was hanging out on the big gate that allows entrance to our pool. We have an open gate policy for swimming here…if you can open the gate you can swim. (“At your own risk” we add to keep the insurance people happy.) The gate is big enough that little kids can’t readily open it even if it is unlocked. But my point is we have a gate keeper… who may or may not startle the unsuspecting visitor. Doesn’t he look ferocious?
Of course the little guy is only an inch and a half long. He’s not scaring away anyone. The best we can hope for is startle effect.
All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
The Lord God made them all.
Words by C. F. Alexander (1818-95)