Slim and Franke

Slim and Franke

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

LEAPIN' LIZARDS

Say hello to one of the newest members of our household. This is either Lucas or Lulu Lizard. We have a pair. At least I hope we only have a pair.

Ron assures me that it is a sign of prosperity to have lizards in your home. They do not bite or sting and they rid your home of bugs.

That is fine with me. I love critters, especially when I know they will not harm me. However, it is their surprise attacks that threaten to kill me. As a heart patient I'm not real sure that having a fast moving, dark, squirmy lizard drop on me from the ceiling and go scampering across my chest is very healthy.

Ron enjoyed the show and then said (with an evil grin),"I meant to tell you that we've got a couple of lizards in the house but they are harmless."

Okay so who is going to plan a trip to our place now? We can offer you lizards or salmonella -- take your pick.


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21 comments:

  1. Oh great! What a choice! As you may know we've bought a house in Arizona and apparently we can look forward to getting a visit from some creatures that I've only ever read about or seen on the TV! I don't mind them outside but I'm not that keen on them inside the house!

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  2. LL Cool Joe -- Sorry Joe I didn't mean to cause you concern. But Arizona DOES have some pretty interesting critters too. LOL.

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  3. We do not have lizards in the house, but tons outside this year. Where do they get their water when in your house? One nice thought is that I read lizards kill the lyme disease in ticks if ticks bite them...does that help?

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  4. Tabor -- I am guessing they would get water from the dog's bowl. Our tick problem is pretty low because of the guinea fowl and if the lizard can help too, I guess they are welcome.

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  5. So are you choosing to have the lizards there? Or have they gotten in the house and you can't catch them? Oh - I don't like slithery things around me. Sorry I won't be able to visit now. :)

    I took that "I write like" test and popped in my entire blog post for today and came up with Dan Brown. I don't admire his writing that much, so I put in the first paragraph only and came up with Stephen King. OK - we're getting somewhere. I do admire his writing. Finally I put the paragraph from the day before about using my father's grill pan and it came back as James Joyce. Wow! I write like James Joyce? Cool. I holding at James Joyce. :) That was fun. Thanks GA!

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  6. I think lizards are just the cutest little things! Just don't step on it in the middle of the night :)

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  7. Lynn -- These little buggers move so fast you can't catch them. Someone has recommended one of those ultrasonic bug deterrents. It is supposed to drive the lizards away too. Yep, I would stop at James Joyce as well.

    Always Nesting -- So happy to see you here. OMG I had not thought about stepping on one at night. Yikes that would do me in for sure.

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  8. I have a couple of those as well in the house. They do not come in by themselves but one of our cats catches them outside, brings them in to play with it and then leave them for us to catch them and release them again. This is an ongoing process at my place. fun for everyone...lol

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  9. We love our lizards in Florida!

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  10. Holland -- That is funny because one of the things I read said the best way to get rid of the lizards was to have a house cat. We only have barn cats so the barn must be clear of lizards.

    Dani -- Now I know that I am "in with the in crowd".

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  11. I live in Florida, and I love our lizards too, and we do have a lot of them.

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  12. LOL! We used to have geckos come in all the time when I lived in San Antonio. We tried (and usually failed) to keep one of our cats from eating them!

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  13. Love lizards. We would have one but my husband is a wuss, er, particular.

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  14. We have lizards around and under the house, and one (or maybe two) live under the deck - accessing it by a crack in the deck near the kitchen door. I've never seen one IN the house - and I don't think I want to..
    LOL

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  15. Ya know, they can carry salmonella, n track it around the house- I wouldn't be surprized if that's where the infection came from...
    My sis in Florida hates them-
    I'm surprized your dog didn't get them yet-
    I like having a cat in the house, myself- keeps the mice hiding too!

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  16. Aren't they good at eating bugs?

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  17. Beverly -- I wonder what size lizards live in Florida. Our lizards are tiny.

    Riot Kitty -- It looks like my cats outside would keep the lizards from coming inside. I do believe I'm feeding our barn cats too well. They are not hungry enough to do their job.

    Logical Libby -- I think I'll be joining your husband in the wuss department.

    Kenju -- Continue enjoying your lizard from a distance and do not invite them in.

    Snaggle Tooth -- You win the prize. We were following up on Ron at the doctor yesterday and I mentioned my lizards just in passing. She just about jumped out of her chair and said "Did you know that lizards and other reptiles are the greatest carriers of salmonella?" Yikes! We will be riding ourselves of these critters asap.

    Kay -- Yes the bug aspect was a plus in having lizards. They say these tiny lizards can wrestle a cockroach twice it's size and easily kill it.

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  18. Yikkes! Wear house slippers!

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  19. We had a lizard stuck in our house for a couple of weeks. It was quite entertaining watching my husband try to wrangle it. We found it at bedtime so it was ver IMPORTANT that we find it or there would be no children sleeping that night!

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  20. Nora -- I have an Arkansas heritage and go barefoot almost all the time. It is going to be a sound heard round the world when I step on one of these slithery things in the middle of the night.

    OGO -- Since I learned of the lizards it is quite difficult for me to get to sleep. I can just imagine one crawling over me in my sleep. Yikes!

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  21. We get them in the house on occasion...I let them stay until they decided to leave. It does work wonders with some of the creepy crawlies we have here. I did not know they were carriers of salmonella. Good to know. When our cat sees them, he catches them and eats them. VERY gross.

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