Saturday, October 25, 2008


I have been cleaning all morning. As I walked through the family room after my shower, something caught my attention out of the corner of my eye. At first I thought it was a leaf. But how would that have gotten there after I have swept, vacuumed and mopped every floor surface of the house? Nope, it wasn't a leaf. It was a LIZARD!!!!! And this is the second time I have found a lizard in my house! The last time was about a year ago, and it was on the fireplace screen. This one was near the fireplace too. I think they come through the chimney. I have no open windows, no doggie door??? I am home alone, and had to act fast. I bolted to the garage where I knew I had a clean and empty coffee can. Grabbed it, and ran back, grabbing a broom for extra weaponry, should the need arise. I swiftly placed the can over the lizard, and in the process the poor bugger lost his tail. The tail was a goin' back and forth, and freaking me out, but I had to make sure that lizard was contained!!! I knew the tail couldn't run too far! Then, after I collected myself, I had to figure out how to get the lid on the can and dispose of it. So, I just sort of shook the can and shoved the lid on and quickly ran outside to get rid of the scaly reptile!! Phew.........lizard ran into the bushes, and I survived my second attack of the lizard!!


Genn said...

Boy am I glad you made it out alive!!!! =) I don't know what I would have done! That is smart thinking with the coffee can. Yuck about the leftover lizard tail though. I think I might have just ran out of my house screaming in hopes that a neighborly neighbor might come get it for me. Way to take control!

Lauri said...

I don't mind a lizzard outside but HATE when I find one inside! I found a baby gecko in my house the other day. They move so darn fast it was hard to catch it. Glad your crisis was averted.

By the way, the store I wrote about a few months ago is now open in Calif...TaiPan. My sister in law was in California this past week and says it is now open. It's out by Ontario Mills.

Kelly said...

poor little guy! you took his taoil from him! he just want to keep you company while you were home alone! jk.. i would have freaked out too... yuck!

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

Why do things like that happen when we are alone.Good thinking with the coffee can.Now I know who to call if that happens to me!!
Have a great day,

Anita Lasher said...

It is like something out of Jirassic Park! I was a little scared reading you blog. My heart beat started to skip and then I realized that it was just a tiny little thing. Boy, I am so glad you ALIVE after that close call. You crack me up.