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Tiny Lizards

Saturday, August 24, 2013

I walked the dogs this morning, and saw another of those baby lizards. We have something (gekos?) that's about six inches long and either brown or light green, and some darker lizards the get about 8 inches long that are either black or a very dark green. They're everywhere, and my only complaint is that sometimes they get inside and we can't catch them. Then, two or three months later you move the couch or something else heavy and find a lizard mummy against the wall.

I do like them though, because they all eat ants, and it's hard to poison carpenter ants so predators are good. The thing is, they make nests and lay eggs, tiny little eggs, and when the egg hatches you get a really tiny lizard. It looks about the size of a fly because the tail is almost too small to see. They're about 3/4 of an inch with the tail, and they're fast. The first time I saw one run across the sidewalk I thought it was a bug. I don't know what they eat when they're that size - maybe ghost ants or some other tiny ant?
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    How interesting about the tiny lizards! We used to have so many of them in the Caribbean...all kinds. The most beautiful were little bright green ones. I never saw their babies though.
    1641 days ago
    I get thoses and frogs too in the house. emoticon
    1642 days ago
    They are always sneaking in my house. as long as they hide I don't care.
    1642 days ago
    I have bunches of lizards in our yard. I really like to watch them! My kitty will chase them if they get in the garage. Have fun watching them and have a happy weekend! emoticon
    1642 days ago
    I have 'regular' greenish-brown lizards around my house, but at night I see those big, pale-colored lizards (or whatever they are) all over my carport interior near the ceiling. I don't know where they go during the day, I only see them at night. Those haven't gotten into the house, but I occasionally find one of the little tiny, whitish lizards that are almost transparent. I hate when those get inside--not that I'm afraid of them--but it's almost impossible to catch them and try to take them outside without smooshing them. They're like tissue paper. My cats love it when a green lizard (or tiny frog) gets into the house. It's playtime!
    1642 days ago
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