"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it." - Ferris Bueller

Friday, February 16, 2007

The Lizard

We have a new "friend" that visits us from time to time. I am not sure where he comes from or how he gets in or if it's the same one every time, but here he is in captivity.
Twice, about two weeks apart, I've found him underneath a giant stuffed frog on the floor near the baby's crib. It was so odd he chose the frog to hide under twice, that I really had thought he was longing to return to the "mother ship".

But this time, I found him jumping off a box of wipes I had next to the changing table. I don't know what it means to have this lizard in the baby's room. Does it mean we have an influx of lizards around our yard and that's why they keep popping up inside our house? We have a crack somewhere in the baby's room that we have to plug up? Or even worse, are there spiders somewhere that the lizards are chasing for food? (shudder)
After the third invasion, I realize I now have capturing these quick little buggers down to a science. I chase him around and through the bookcase and eventually coerce him into a little jar and quickly put the lid on it. Then I release him back out the front door. The first encounter took about a 1/2 hour. Now I'm down to 5 minutes. These guys are harmless, and I'm not too worried, but I'd be even less worried if it was another room in the house they chose to frequent, and not the nursery. But the nursery is a frog-slash-pond theme, and I can't help but wonder if these little lizard guys know that.


Skittles said...

Oh icky gross gross!!! It jumped??? ACK!

Can you tell I would NOT be as calm as you are? :)

Psst.. you still have word verification on.. nudge nudge..

Irish Church Lady :) said...

My kids used to love to catch the lizards when we went to my folks house in Florida. They used to 'winter' there.

I find them quite harmless and cute too, though one little bugger bit me after I caught him in my hands to take him outside.

- PRACTiCAL CHiCK said...

I love those little guys!! We have them all over our yard in the spring. :) Those, and frogs...lots of frogs (but when you live next to a creek...).