My camera claimed it was less frightened than its owner, but it did recommend maximum zoom, and stepping back three paces - for focus, it alleged.
@withaveeay when my wife recently saw a bunch of excited kids pointing at one saying it was a snake, in the middle of a school yard, she went and picked it up to deposit it in under nearby bushes. I think the kids and their parents, all unfamiliar with the leg less lizard, nearly fainted. 😄
@kensanata Now be honest - was she /absolutely/ sure it wasn't a small precursor of a gigantic kill-with-a-look snake she so casually picked up? 😉