PARODY COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, April 2019. The involved verses are under review, or have have been web-published at OEDILF.com, an online humour dictionary that has accumulated over 100,000 carefully edited poems. Thanks are due to OEDILF contributing-editor MikeAq who kindly provided a number of verses in the present collection.
PHOTOS: Unless otherwise noted, embedded photographs were taken with and transferred from Giorgio's cellphone, then formatted using ancient Powerpoint software. No photographic subjects were reimbursed for participating in this undertaking.
SONGLINK: For those readers who like poetry set to music: You can find lots of singable limerick-medleys and other song formats on our sister blog "SILLY SONGS and SATIRE", such as this recent post.
BACKGROUND: "herpetology" - the branch of zoology dealing with reptiles and amphibians. Interested readers should also refer to our blog-post #150, "Limericks About Frogs". Readers should note that snakes have been omitted from this poetic idyll owing to the marked aversion by the editor's life-partner.
Copyright 2013, MikeAq
See this earlier post for Giorgio's rehash of Ogden Nash's verse (The Purist) about the important differences between crocodiles and alligators.
Copyright 2014, MikeAq
Copyright 2018, MikeAq
Read more about the invasive species, brown anole (Anolis sagrei) here.