Did you ever catch a spring lizard? Back in the day, if us kids were playing in the creek-we always looked for spring lizards. Even now I can’t stop at a creek without turning over a few rocks just to see if I can find one.
I was always good at catching them-you’ve got to be quick and not too scared of sticking your hands under rocks and mossy creek banks. Both the girls inherited the trait from me-not sure what good it will do them in the long run-but it’s provided much entertainment in their childhood creek days.
Years ago it was fairly common for kids from Wilson Holler to make a few extra bucks by catching spring lizards to sell-they make dandy fishing lures. I believe its illegal to catch spring lizards today-I’m hoping one of you will tell me I’m wrong.
Just like everything else, the spring lizards farther up the creek were bigger-faster-and wilder. I guess its like Pap says, once you get out of the settlement of people things are different in this old world.