As I was celebrating the Memorial of the Holy Guardian Angels just now concluded, after the fraction Rite, a chameleon lizard hiding on the tabernacle veil, jumped from the veil toward me, narrowly missing the chalice of the Most Precious Blood.
At first, I thought it was what we call a "water bug" or roach which is actually a palmetto bug and these are huge and some of them fly and they are all disgusting creating fear and trembling to all who encounter them in our homes and other places, including churches.
Chameleons though, are cute little lizards and do not inflict injury or harm on anyone and these change colors right before your eyes. These do make it indoors and it is necessary to nice to them and gently remove them by hand. However, do not pick them up by the tail as the tail will detach and continue to wiggle. The chameleon will grow another one.
These want to bite you but are incapable of inflicting any kind of dent in one's skin. They are so cute unless they surprise you and you think they are something else more nefarious!
But what if he or she or it landed in the chalice, would I have to consume the Precious Blood with it in it? And if I took it out, it would be covered in Precious Blood, how do I purify it? Oh my!!!!!