Thursday, January 24, 2013


Here's a conversation that this Northern Girl never imagined she'd ever hear, let alone be interested in: how to remove a lizard from the house.

One friend throws a dishtowel over the lizard, scoops it up, carries it outside and shakes it out.  The other said she just carries it out on a spatula.

"Really?  The lizard will sit on the spatula long enough for you to carry it out of the house?"

"It will if it's been inside long enough."

I was relating this story to a gal who grew up in Florida and she told me her mother didn't remove stray lizards from the house.  She just let them live inside.  "Lizards eat bugs,"  my friend said.  "Why would you want to take them out of the house?"

After I finished mentally singing a few verses of that kid's song about the old lady who swallowed a fly, I decided any lizard who wandered inside our house would be unceremoniously escorted back outside. Unless...can lizards be litter trained?

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