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how to catch lizards in the house

Posted by monicatx z8 TX (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 17, 11 at 20:26

After many years of trying (mostly unsuccessfully) to catch lizards that wandered into my apartment I found an easy way to get them back outside. Recently, I had a dishtowel in my hand and saw a baby brown lizard in my kitchen. I wet the dishtowel and squeezed out most of the cold water then gently dropped it on the lizard. It just froze and sat there while I picked up the towel/lizard and took it outside.

In the last two months, I have taken 3 out using this method with no problems. (It was just dumb luck that I wet the towel the first time.)

Monica


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RE: how to catch lizards in the house

the cold water probably helps imobilize them (since they are cold blooded).

not sure if water boarding lizards is legal though :)


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RE: how to catch lizards in the house

LOL....she's swaddling them, a lizard whisperer.


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RE: how to catch lizards in the house

hehehe, good idea. They are so hard to catch!


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RE: how to catch lizards in the house

This method seems to work on most household pests:

Live with three dogs and a cat; if it moves, they kill it!

Disclaimer: we try to discourage the dismemberment of lizards; fortunately the lizards aren't keen on it themselves and stay out of the house.

~AOK


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RE: how to catch lizards in the house

Great idea. I hate those things zipping in every time I open the door at night. My cat tries to catch them, but they find a crack faster than the cat can get to them. I liked the thought of lizards eating bugs at first, but now I think of the lizards just like a roach or other bug.


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Son #2 sent me an email saying "You know you have a pet when..." and finished it with - when you chase a cat around your back yard yelling 'put down that lizard'.

Yes, he saved the lizard. :)

Monica


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