Clyde’s great adventure

Earlier this year a Topanga lizard saw a moving truck and climbed up the ramp to take a closer look. When the truck opened again, he found himself in Ann Arbor, Mich.

A former Topanga resident who had moved to Ann Arbor to be closer to her family found the lizard. She set a terranium for him, named the lizard Clyde and fed him crickets.

With winter approaching, Clyde’s owner became concerned about the lizard’s well- being. So she packed him in a box and shipped it overnight to Nira Lichten, art director for The Malibu Times.

Licthen said, “Clyde arrived, and we were all relived to see him alive … I called my friend to let her know. It took Clyde about an hour, sitting on a rock warming itself, and then, he took off. I think I saw him today in the mint patch, but no one can be sure. Clyde looks a lot like any other lizard…”

The Malibu Times is the first newspaper in Malibu, serving the community since 1946.

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