Bathroom Surprise

@velvet53 (16510)
Palisade, Colorado
August 16, 2017 11:06pm CST
I walked into my bathroom a few minutes ago, tuned on the light and saw the end of something that had a tiny tail. I am saying. "oh please don't let it be a mouse". I have a very small bathroom so something can't hide very well in there. So I sar down and all of a sudden I see this little head. It inched out a bit and to my surprise it was a lizard. No problems. I finished up what I was doing and left him to be. He better not chew on my plants or we will have issues.
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@poehere (17700)
• French Polynesia
17 Aug
Lizards are harmless and nice to have around. They can eat the small bugs that get in your home. We have them living all over our home. One lives on my window, outside and comes in now and then to say hi.
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@velvet53 (16510)
• Palisade, Colorado
17 Aug
I am just going to let him be. I don't get upset over a lizard. When I lived in Pueblo they were everywhere and I loved watching them. He has a safe home here.
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@poehere (17700)
• French Polynesia
17 Aug
@velvet53 That is so good to hear. I leave my little friend alone.
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@velvet53 (16510)
• Palisade, Colorado
17 Aug
@poehere He/she, whichever it is will not bother me at all. I will take them any day over a mouse.
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@marguicha (94512)
• Chile
17 Aug
A couple of times I´ve had a small lizard in my tub. It is quite hard to take them out without harming them.
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@velvet53 (16510)
• Palisade, Colorado
17 Aug
That is true. I f their tail gets broken it can be hard on them.
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@louievill (18648)
• Philippines
17 Aug
@velvet53 I think lizards have the ability to regenerate their tails.
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@velvet53 (16510)
• Palisade, Colorado
17 Aug
@louievill They do. The first time I caught one and part of its tail came off I thought I had killed it. We put it into an aquarium and it lived and the tail grew back.
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@1hopefulman (28391)
• Canada
17 Aug
That's interesting! So, you have adopted him?
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@velvet53 (16510)
• Palisade, Colorado
17 Aug
I sure have. He now has a new home as long as he wants to stay here.
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@1hopefulman (28391)
• Canada
17 Aug
@velvet53 Aren't you afraid of stepping on him accidentally?
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@velvet53 (16510)
• Palisade, Colorado
17 Aug
@1hopefulman They are fast enough that he will get out of the way before that happens. They are fun to watch.
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@Kandae11 (36900)
17 Aug
I hate intruders in my space. However, a little lizard shouldn't be much of a problem.
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@velvet53 (16510)
• Palisade, Colorado
18 Aug
Shucks they don't take up much space and they do like to eat insects.
@toniganzon (49903)
• Philippines
17 Aug
I don't think lizards would chew on your plants. Let's hope not! They usually eat insects!
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@velvet53 (16510)
• Palisade, Colorado
18 Aug
I don't think he/she will. I did see him again earlier today.
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@LadyDuck (157088)
• Switzerland
17 Aug
I always capture the lizards and bring them back outside, they need the sun or they become lethargic.
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@velvet53 (16510)
• Palisade, Colorado
18 Aug
I found him in the window today soaking up the sun. I will put him outside if I can catch him. I left the door ajar today so maybe he slipped out.
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@LadyDuck (157088)
• Switzerland
18 Aug
@velvet53 They slip out when they find the windows open.
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@velvet53 (16510)
• Palisade, Colorado
18 Aug
@LadyDuck If I leave my inside kitchen door open then he could get out under the screen door. There is a small gap there that is big enough for him to get out.
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@Happy2BeMe (74744)
• Canada
17 Aug
So cute. I like lizards. We don't have them around here unless they are pets.
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@velvet53 (16510)
• Palisade, Colorado
18 Aug
I;ll catch some and send them to you.
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@Happy2BeMe (74744)
• Canada
18 Aug
@velvet53 awwwwww
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@velvet53 (16510)
• Palisade, Colorado
18 Aug
@Happy2BeMe He's so cute. I saw him again this morning.
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@just4him (116853)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Aug
That would be a surprise to me too. A good one since lizards are good at keeping insects at a minimum.
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@velvet53 (16510)
• Palisade, Colorado
18 Aug
Yes they are. It is the time of year when bugs really decided to attack. He can stay here and keep my place bug free. I don't have any bugs but that is ok.
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@just4him (116853)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
18 Aug
@velvet53 I had pest control in today while I was at the hospital. I've seen some bugs I really hate and haven't seen since I moved to Wisconsin. Hopefully they're gone now.
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@velvet53 (16510)
• Palisade, Colorado
18 Aug
@just4him I hope they got rid of them Want a lizard?
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@Deepizzaguy (12999)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
25 Aug
Interesting story since in my sisters home we had a visit from a frog and a very small snake this past year. I am hoping that Hurricane Harvey does not come Lake Charles since I do not want to see anymore frogs or snakes.
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@velvet53 (16510)
• Palisade, Colorado
25 Aug
Sorry but I did have to chuckle a little. You mentioning a frog reminded me of an incident with a toad. Story for later. I don't want snakes in my house.
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@Deepizzaguy (12999)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
25 Aug
@velvet53 I cannot stand snakes either even the snake so small I did not it was one.
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@velvet53 (16510)
• Palisade, Colorado
25 Aug
@Deepizzaguy I don't mind some snakes as they are useful just like lizards are. But ther are ones that I don't want anything to do with. It is funny how I have changed over the years. I used to hunt rattle snakes but not anymore.
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@RubyHawk (25105)
• Atlanta, Georgia
24 Aug
I'm with you. Give me a lizard over a mouse any time.
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@velvet53 (16510)
• Palisade, Colorado
24 Aug
A lizard will eat bugs and the blasted mice eat our belongings. Yep, the liard can stay.
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@RubyHawk (25105)
• Atlanta, Georgia
25 Aug
@velvet53 Exactly what I think.
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@velvet53 (16510)
• Palisade, Colorado
25 Aug
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@sol_cee (15422)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
17 Aug
False alarm. ;)
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@velvet53 (16510)
• Palisade, Colorado
17 Aug
I am going to let this little one stay here as long as it wants too.
@sol_cee (15422)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
17 Aug
@velvet53 so kind of you. ;)
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@velvet53 (16510)
• Palisade, Colorado
17 Aug
@sol_cee Shucks, it isn't hurting me at all.
• United States
18 Aug
We don't have much of a lizard problem here, I would not harm one unless he got too big. Not interested in having a Godzilla in my house.
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@velvet53 (16510)
• Palisade, Colorado
19 Aug
This one is only about 12 to 15 inches long.He is so cute.
@sugartoes (40725)
• Greencastle, Indiana
18 Aug
I don't want not lizard or creepy crawlers in my place I've got this thing about critters where they DON'T belong.
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@velvet53 (16510)
• Palisade, Colorado
18 Aug
Ha Ha This doesn't happen very often. But lizards does keep bugs away.
@DianneN (77983)
• United States
17 Aug
Glad it was only a cute little lizard. I still wouldn't want it in my house.
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@velvet53 (16510)
• Palisade, Colorado
18 Aug
I just let him be. If he leaves then fine but I am not going to chase him around to try and catch him.
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@buenavida (8009)
• Sweden
17 Aug
Sounds like nice company.. where do lizard live during Winter?
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@velvet53 (16510)
• Palisade, Colorado
18 Aug
I think they hibernate but I am not sure.
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@louievill (18648)
• Philippines
17 Aug
I leave them alone, they help control pesky insects like mosquitoes, the only problem is when my cats get at them.
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@velvet53 (16510)
• Palisade, Colorado
17 Aug
They are toys to your cats. I just let them be cause I know they are no harm to me.
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@sharon6345 (125454)
• United States
17 Aug
When I lived in Miami I have to say they got in through my back door. My mom was terrified of them.
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@velvet53 (16510)
• Palisade, Colorado
17 Aug
Mot of them are very harmless like this little guy is. Some people don't like certain things but can adapt to other things.
@jstory07 (66998)
• Roseburg, Oregon
17 Aug
Can you catch him and put him outside.
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@velvet53 (16510)
• Palisade, Colorado
17 Aug
I will just let him be. It doesn't bother me to have him in the apartment. He is harmless and will help keep bugs away.
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