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Lizard running around our house

  1. Sep 15, 2005 #1

    JamesU

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    There's been a lizard running around our house, and we can't catch him. He's in my room now. I'm tired of it :grumpy:
     
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  3. Sep 15, 2005 #2
    Lizards are harmless....

    If you must catch it, just set out a trap of sorts...

    It shouldn't be too hard for a smart young guy like yourself.. :smile:
     
  4. Sep 15, 2005 #3

    Lisa!

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    Can you post a photo of it?
     
  5. Sep 16, 2005 #4

    JamesU

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    I don't have a pic. it's just a baby. really just irritating, not doing any harm
     
  6. Sep 16, 2005 #5
    Catch it and keep it as a pet.
     
  7. Sep 16, 2005 #6

    Lisa!

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    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: It's not starnge if yomamma's pet would be a lizard.
     
  8. Sep 16, 2005 #7
    I had a lizard named buger when I was about 10 or 13. I don't quite remember how old I was at the time.
     
  9. Sep 16, 2005 #8
    Some lizards are cool, but others are not. I'm not fond of the California Aligator Lizard. They're unattractive, and they do that tail shedding thing at the drop of a hat. They're not smart enough to get out of the way of the lawnmower, and I'm always running over their tails, which they detach and leave wriggling, while they scurry back into the, as yet, uncut grass, where I'm just going to run into them again.

    The little pushup lizards who try to intimidate you by doing pushups are funny, but also weird because they have sort of eyebrows: dark lines of scales over their eyes, which make them look wise, like owls.

    Imported iguanas are not objectionable.
     
  10. Sep 16, 2005 #9
    You were probably about 10 or 13.
     
  11. Sep 16, 2005 #10

    matthyaouw

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    I second that. I think a lizard around the house would be rather cool.
     
  12. Sep 16, 2005 #11
    I have heard that its good luck to have one in your home. If it was a nice one{with no big teeth} I would let it run free. Unless of course it ran across my face during the night, then it would die.
     
  13. Sep 16, 2005 #12

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    I think I went to school with one or two of those.
     
  14. Sep 16, 2005 #13
    we have a lot of lizards here in pakistan...
     
  15. Sep 16, 2005 #14

    matthyaouw

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    There are precious few here :( Too cold for them I think.
     
  16. Sep 16, 2005 #15

    JamesU

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    we have a TON of them in our backyard. I don't see the need to keep it as a pet
     
  17. Sep 16, 2005 #16
    That's awesome man. I used to want a lizard so bad when I was younger. My friend had two bearded dragons and they were awesome...I always wanted a gecko though.

    But I guess since your backyard is littered with them its nothing special....if you want to be amused dump a bucket of crickets in the backyard.

    Bearded Dragon:
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  18. Sep 16, 2005 #17

    JamesU

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    we don't have huge ones like that, mostly 2-3 inches
     
  19. Sep 17, 2005 #18

    hypnagogue

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    My girlfriend has a bearded dragon. He's the most docile, peaceful, unresponsive animal ever. You can touch him, pick him up, put him on your shoulder or whatever, he doesn't care. Maybe he'll move a few steps after 10 seconds pass, if he feels like it. Kind of strange actually, I get to wondering how these things manage to survive in the wild. He really motors to get those crickets though.
     
  20. Sep 17, 2005 #19
    In San Diego people walk around with iguanas on leashes.
     
  21. Sep 17, 2005 #20

    hypnagogue

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    What, no Komodo dragons?
     
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