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Old 02-14-2020, 09:06 AM
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I throw a dishtowel over the lizard and gently scoop him up and let him go outside. Easy, and it doesn't hurt him.
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Old 02-14-2020, 09:37 AM
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I let them stay when one comes in, they eat bugs.
Yes, that’s why the Geckos are in there, there’s bugs.
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Old 02-14-2020, 10:06 AM
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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.
Just be sure not to grab him by the tail. Did that once. Their tails break off. The part you are left holding continues to reflexively twitch. You may have heard me scream.
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Old 02-14-2020, 10:18 AM
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Do they taste like chicken????
No! That's Snowbird that taste like chicken.
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Old 02-14-2020, 03:51 PM
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Yes, except they poop all over the place. If you ate a lot of bugs you would too.
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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.
Yes, they don't bite but they do poop. You had better look closer because like any other animal what goes in eventually comes out and unless yours are housebroken look for the little tiny droppings almost like mice. Our come in to the lanai through the vinyl siding and the bottom corner of the screen door.
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Old 02-14-2020, 04:25 PM
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IF you leave them in the lanai, make sure you provide some water source so they don't dehydrate.
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Old 02-14-2020, 04:47 PM
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Pick it up gently with your hands and put it back outside. Indeed, be careful with the tail. You can do this with baby iguanas as well!
Y'all are pretty squeamish about handling lizards!
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Old 02-14-2020, 06:44 PM
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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.
We took a large size empty Kleenex box, taped one end shut and left the flaps on the other end. You then put the flap gently under it, using your hand to guide it in, close the flaps and take it out for release.
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Old 02-14-2020, 07:00 PM
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Pick it up gently with your hands and put it back outside. Indeed, be careful with the tail. You can do this with baby iguanas as well!
Y'all are pretty squeamish about handling lizards!������
That’s what I do,also. Someone said they don’t bite but actually they do; however, it dose t hurt. My Granddaughter likes to catch them and let them attach to her hand and see how long they will cling on.
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We bought a butterfly net at Dollar Tree. Once we cover him, we slide a paper plate under him and send him on his way.
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That’s what I do,also. Someone said they don’t bite but actually they do; however, it dose t hurt. My Granddaughter likes to catch them and let them attach to her hand and see how long they will cling on.
I grew up in the Virgin Islands.
As kids, we'd attach them to our ears as earrings.
No house was a home without a couple lizards running around.
They eats all kinds of bugs.
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Old 02-15-2020, 10:46 AM
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I take a wet washcloth and drop it on top of them. Easy then to pick up and put outside.
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Yes, but they crap all over your lawn furniture! Not a pretty sight!
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Old 02-15-2020, 03:36 PM
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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.
I have put a Glad travel container over them, keeping my hand on top to ensure it doesn’t lift too high and it escapes, I slip a piece of paper (I use printer paper, it is thin and large enough for this task) under the container to trap my little visitor. I make sure the paper is over the container as much as possible, then I lift it up, take it all outside, shut the door, put it down, and lift the container. The anole always scampers away as fast as it can. It does take patience to capture them, but I think The time spent is better than finding a dead anole. I had one who did not want to leave and I couldn’t trap. I put a jar lid on the floor with water, daily I checked the water and refilled when necessary. After about two weeks, I saw it on the floor heading for the door. I helped by opening the door. Away it went without even saying thank you.
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Old 02-15-2020, 10:01 PM
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Yes, but they crap all over your lawn furniture! Not a pretty sight!
is it possible it's toad poop you see? they're very large, almost as big as the toad itself
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