Occasionally I am invaded by small lizards (6-8"). They come in through tiny
cracks under the screen door or when the doors is left open inadvertently.
They probably thrive and grow on a feast of ants and insects.
They are lighting fast and hide under the bed and places like that.
They probably do no harm. I would prefer to get rid of them, though. Any
Must live in a barn in the desert!
What he needs is a 'lizard catcher'
This technique probably wouldn't work on the lizards I met in the deserts of
Kuwait which are about the size of small Volkswagens and travel at Mach 2
speed (at least when you step on them by mistake when they bury themselves
in the sand!). The first time that happened I almost had the 'big one',
probably wasn't too pleasant for the lizard either but WTF!
Hey Jay, they sound like the lizards in Mexico. I left my room at a resort
and there was a big black Iguana on the lawn about 3 feet long.....when you
are standing there in your swim suit barefoot...well that'll scare the *&%$
out of ya!....Ross
Living in Florida,I was laying on a loungechaise at the pool,and a lizard
leaps from nearby foliage onto my shoulder.
It didn't scare me,but a lady friend next to me screamed bloody murder and
jumped up,moved a few feet away.
I just put an open paper bag in front of the lizard,and come at it from
behind,chasing the lizard into the bag,then out the door for release.
:) Occasionally I am invaded by small lizards (6-8"). They come in through tiny
:) cracks under the screen door or when the doors is left open inadvertently.
:) They probably thrive and grow on a feast of ants and insects.
:) They are lighting fast and hide under the bed and places like that.
:) They probably do no harm. I would prefer to get rid of them, though. Any
Take a shoe box with lid and cut a 1 to 2 inch hole on one of the ends
of the box. Cut the hole so it is near the corner that will be against
the baseboard. Place a damp wash rag in the box and check on it every
couple of days. If you find a lizard inside the box, just take the box
The Florida variety like to sneak in, too. I don't bother with them,
just let them find their way out the way they came in. On the rare
occasion that they do not get out, they just dry up without any odor.
We have a small butterfly net from the dimestore that the grandkids use
to catch them outdoors - they are fast, but can be captured.
My technique to catch individual lizards, which usually works, is slowly
come at them with a rag or paper towel, from directly overhead so that both
lizard eyes see the towel. I read once that doing this makes it difficult
for them to sense that the towel is approaching, because the view in both
eyes is the same and they don't get a signal to dart away. When I get close
enough I just grab the lizard with both hands. Rarely does the lizard have
a chance to get away, If possible, I'll release the animal outside, or if
necessary just flush it away.
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