In India sometimes I see lizards inside the room comming from outside the window. I don't know if lizard is the right word for it -- when i google it, it seems like the lizards shown on the internet are a lot bigger than the ones i see in my room. But still I will stick to this word since I don't know how else to call them. Anyway, I share a bathroom with two more people living in the hostel of the Institute I am working at, and I saw a lizard there. I didn't want anyone to kill that lizard, so I took it inside my room. Since sometimes people come to clean my room, I put the lizard inside the closed area of my table. That way when I go away for the day I know the lizard won't get out of there and get killed. Anyway, when I came, sure enough, the lizard was where I put it. But it was nearly dead. I am not sure if it was actually dead or not. It was lying on its back and not moving. But when I turned on the light and was desperately doing things to get it to move, like rolling it around in my hand and sticking pieces of food in front of it, probably after 20 minutes i noticed its hands making very small jerks and also its mouth jaws moving slightly. But I am not sure if it was genuine or if it was just because I kept moving it which "mechanically" caused things to shake (I know, for example, chickens would keep running few seconds after their heads are cut off by the slaughterer). Anyway, I figured that home is not a place for lizards to live in, so I decided to let it go "just in case" it is not too late. Unfortunately it was late at night, so I had to wait till the morning, and now its morning and I went and placed it on a grass somewhere, hoping it would revive. Anyway, what do you think killed that lizard? Was it lack of light inside the drawer I stuck it into? Or was it lack of food? Or is it simply that lizards are supposed to live only for a short period of time? I know butterfiles live for only few days. But I don't know about lizards. How long do lizards normally live?