Huge lizard living in backdoor steps.

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Old 08-22-20, 04:43 PM
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Huge lizard living in backdoor steps.

I think we've always had a lizard problem but never one this big. The last one climbed into a bucket of water that was sitting beside the steps, fell in it and drowned. Now we have an even bigger pest. He hides in the stone steps whenever someone either opens the door or approaches the steps. I really want to get rid of this thing as soon as possible. Are there traps or poisons that can kill these things? Poison's preferred. So that when a new one shows up, I can get rid of his ass quick.
 
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How big of a lizard - Kimodo dragon size, Iguana or Gheko?
 
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Old 08-22-20, 07:11 PM
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Those are pretty big. This one isn't that big. It's just larger than the one that died. But definitely smaller than those. I could see it being about 5 inches long.
 
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Old 08-22-20, 07:22 PM
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Google Western fence lizard or gecko. If that's the type it is then what is the reason you want to get rid of it? If the wife is squeamish tell her they do good work. They eat a s**t ton of bugs and insects. They are relatively docile, actually harmless. They usually run at the sight of you so it's not like they're going to attack you or anything.

Like praying mantis/mosquito hawk they get a bad rap but are actually good guys.
 
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Old 08-23-20, 06:01 AM
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Had 5 to 6 inch lizard living in my shop steps and in shop till I started to use it every day. Haven't seen it in a while but hope it is still around , They keep the bugs down. Wife would hate it if near house and she could see it.
 
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These little guys are harmless and actually good to have around. When we lived in the Keys lizards were everywhere. They are beneficial helping keep down the mosquito and cockroach population.
 
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Well. It is true that I hardly ever see it. If you guys are saying it's beneficial, then I guess I can leave it alone. And yes, when the wife saw it, it freaked her out.
 
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Kinda funny to watch when they do the dance up and down. My dog loves hunting them, never catches one. She'll stare at the crevice it disappears into for an hour waiting for it to reappear....
 
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I remember when we were moving in to an apartment in Key West. My wife opened a cupboard door to put away some dishes and there was a lizard hanging onto the other side of the door. Freaked her out but by the time we left the Keys she actually enjoyed them.
She never did get used to the B-52s though. She had never seen a cockroach before, not even the common German cockroach and these 2" palmetto bugs gave her the willies.
 
 

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