Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.

9.04.2005

Twitching

Somewhere in the front room behind my television set, there is a tail-less baby lizard running amok.

*shuddering*

While cleaning house this afternoon, I moved a toybox and found the lizard. He ran under another box of toys, so I had the bright idea of catching it. I didn't want to touch it - 20 years ago, I would have caught it and chased the girls around with it, but I'm much too girly now to do that - so I retrieved a highball glass to trap it. Great idea, right? No touching it and no squashing it and cleaning up its guts. Fabulous idea. But, the little fucker moves WAY too fast for my old bones. All I did was rip the poor critter's tail off.

That delighted the hell out of Hot Rod because the tail was twitching and wiggling. Grossed me out, but he liked it. Little Bit just looked on curiously.

Hot Rod asked if I'd pay him if he caught it. Sure, I said. He spent about 30 minutes trying to chase the thing out from amongst all the cords back there. No luck.

Damn.

4 Comments:

  • At 10:42 PM, September 04, 2005, Blogger Uzz said…

    I had a gecko in the house the other day...I just nodded to it on the wall and let him go on his merry way...hopefully he will eat some random spiders and keep them from me!

     
  • At 10:51 PM, September 04, 2005, Anonymous Lab Kat said…

    I had to get a baby gecko out of our second bathroom last week. I wigged out so bad.... BLEH!

    Oh.... I'm here now:
    http://labkat.blogspot.com

     
  • At 10:40 AM, September 05, 2005, Blogger North Dallas Thirty said…

    I keep finding them around the place.....usually I just use a big wad of toilet tissue to trap them, then carry them outside to eat bugs, etc.

    Kat, thank goodness -- I was getting worried about you!

     
  • At 9:59 AM, September 08, 2005, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    I see how it is Kat ... come over here and advertise your blog. I see how it is.

     

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