Do you ever stop to smell the roses? Most of us don’t, but this lucky Texan family was greeted with an adorable surprise when Cmycherrytree’s daughter Angel picked a rose for her mother; inside was a sleeping Green anole lizard.

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The Carolina or green anole is found in the south-eastern part of North America. The male lizard is fiercely territorial, and they have been observed fighting their own reflections in mirrored glass.

(h/t: Cmycherrytree)

“My daughter picked me a rose…”

“We got a surprise when we went to smell it”

“It looked so cozy and peaceful we couldn’t bear to disturb it”