So I went out again to measure how big the largest gourd is and to see how many new babies are growing and what did I see!!!!!!!!! I was moving one of the big leaves to see how a baby gourd was doing and there it was a big ANOLE (a green lizard about a foot and a half long). I said "Oops!" and walked away - he just stared at me. Now I understand that they don't attack you, but he sure did startle me. I wonder what he'll do to my gourds - anyone know?