Wednesday, 5 June 2019

HERPETOLOGIC VERSE: Limericks About REPTILES***

WORDPLAY post #170    
        
PARODY COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio (registered pseudonym) and Dr. GH, April 2019. Today's verses are under review, or have have been finally accepted for web-publication at OEDILF.com, an online humour dictionary that has accumulated over 100,000 carefully edited poems. Thanks are due to OEDILF contributing-editors rusty and MikeAq who kindly provided permission for linking to some of their related verses.

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. Readers should note that snakes have been omitted from this poetic idyll owing to the marked aversion by the editor's life-partner. 
Interested readers should also refer to our blog-post #150, "Limericks About Frogs".











See this earlier post for Giorgio's rehash of Ogden Nash's verse (The Purist) about the important differences between crocodiles and alligators.























Link to "Crocodylus".


Link to "Freshwater crocodile"


Copyright 2013, MikeAq
Link to "Leatherback turtle"



Copyright 2014, MikeAq
Link to "European tortoise"



 Copyright 2018, MikeAq
Link to "Get-go".


Copyright 2019, MikeAq
Link to Mike's "Amphisbaenian


Nature-lovers , academic herpetologists, wordplay enthusiasts, wildlife photographers, Giorgio's relatives, and just everyday folks have united in their demand for more verses on this topic!
So, please follow this link!... (available after March 15, 2020).

Here's a sneak preview. The illustrated verses in the second series will include:
Going Green
Crocodilians
Eviction notice
Geckos on ceiling
Geckos on cellphone
Reptile fantasy
Five-lined skinks
Broad-headed skinks
Autotomy
Glass Lizards

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