Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Wednesday's Lizard

Tuesday morning I noticed something under the clear plastic of our bathroom scale. I thought it looked like a spider at first, but there was something about it that made me take a closer look. It was our elusive-hide-in-the-kitchen lizard's hand. I called Roger to come and take a confirming look. He said, "Go get a bag and we'll get this lizard outside." Turned out, we didn't need a bag at all. The tile in the bathroom was cold, and it was early in the morning. The lizard was too lethargic to put up much of a fight. Roger said, "I've watched my brother Gary pick up lizards, I can do this." And, he picked it right up. The lizard snarled, but that was it. We walked outside with it and put it on the ground. This is our lizard just before he took off for freedom. We think he has quite an abduction story to tell his friends.

23 comments:

  1. Love the turquoise markings on his or her back. Now I'm wondering what size that lizard was and wondering if you have horned toads there, too.

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  2. And now the rest of the story. :) Good for both of you.

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  3. How much lighter were you after he was dispatched? Could we make some money with the Lizard Diet?

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  4. All's well that ends well. I'm sure the lizard's side of the story would make an interesting tale. I wonder if Bonsai got any feline fun of the incident!

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  5. Ah--- I feel better, you two feel better and I know he feels better.
    He snarled huh.

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  6. Glad the lizard is back where he needs to be. No way would I have picked him up...lethargic or alert.

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  7. We have one that lives under our stove named 'Lucy,' she comes and goes from under the house up through some opening. Having lived in Hawaii and with Gekkos, it's OK. They like warm.

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  8. here's a story about another critter that lost its way: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2011/05/25/national/a070039D07.DTL&tsp=1

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  9. so, Robin, do you think you can emulate MandT and allow a lizard to live under your stove, so to speak? I think not, from what I have observed! You might ask them how they manage it....

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  10. The difference between MandT's lizard and the one in our kitchen is one was free to get outside as it wished, and the other was trapped in the kitchen. Our lizard did not arrive from under the house where it could come and go as it pleased. It came through an open door that closed. Yes yes yes I could live with a lizard that visited on its own accord, I would totally LOVE that. But I could not deal with an animal that wanted to be free, but could not find a suitable path out.

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  11. Great picture! I can see how its little hand looked like a spider--such loooong fingers!

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  12. very nice blog:)
    http://livelifewithluv.blogspot.com/

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  13. What a beautiful lizard. Glad you were able to set him free.

    @kathy_a : Yikes!

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  14. How sweet and wonderful is your attitude!

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  15. His lizard friends won't believe him.

    BTW it's beautiful.

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  16. It's as though you had an animated piece of Native American beadwork living in your kitchen. But free is best and I'm glad things worked out so that the little one could be freed.

    Not having lizards (well, the reptilian kind--plenty of the male human kind!) in these parts, I am utterly ignorant of their behavior. Do they bite if you pick them up wrong?

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  18. Your lizard must be wondering what the heck is going on: It's sunny, it's snowing, I'm inside, I am transported by a giant, I'm outside.

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  19. Oh God.. I hate lizard.. I will get really scared of it..

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