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Old 02-13-2020, 11:10 AM
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The little lizard doesn’t seem to know how to get out. Is there a gentle way to help him? He seems to have an anxious partner on the outside.
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Old 02-13-2020, 11:22 AM
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I let them stay when one comes in, they eat bugs.
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Old 02-13-2020, 12:15 PM
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I take a soft whisk broom and gently sweep him onto a dust pan and let him loose outside.
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Little guy is ok and outside. By chance my pest control people were by and showed me how to help him out.
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When we first moved here, a friend gave us a butterfly net to catch and release outside. Very helpful.
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We use a butterfly net as well. I even bought a splatter screen from the dollar store so I could cover the opening to the butterfly net once we had caught him. Before, he kept climbing out of the net before I could carry him outside.
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We used to try and catch them -- now we realize having big, fat anoles/geckos in our lanai means we will see far fewer spiders and other bugs. We welcome them!
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They are good sautéed in olive oil and lemon juice.
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I use a piece if Tupperware (clear) to "catch" the little guys, then a piece of cardboard to slide under the Tupperware, i then carry outside and allow to go into the grass.
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The little lizard doesn’t seem to know how to get out. Is there a gentle way to help him? He seems to have an anxious partner on the outside.
Do what I did yesterday, throw a towel over it and reach under the towel, gently pick it up and put it outside. Trust me, it's a harmless creature that won't bite.
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I let them stay when one comes in, they eat bugs.
Yes, except they poop all over the place. If you ate a lot of bugs you would too.
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You can put them outside, but they will be back. Always fun to watch.
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They are good sautéed in olive oil and lemon juice.
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Do they taste like chicken????
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Yes, except they poop all over the place. If you ate a lot of bugs you would too.
We have never noticed that at all. We used to try and get them back out. But we noticed that the same ones were getting back in somehow. Now we just let them be. We always have 2 or 3 and they never bother us. They do keep the little spiders and gnats under control. If I can ever figure out how they get in I will fix that so something less desirable doesn’t get in, but the geckos are harmless.
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Old 02-14-2020, 08:50 AM
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A small net is what we use
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