Poor lizard

Discussion in 'Nature' started by davect01, Sep 12, 2015.

  1. Lizard got in our house and stuck to a sticky bug mat under the fridge. Poor thing was trying to get unstuck.

    A6000 and 50mm Minolta

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  2. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    Let's hope he doesn't have a lawyer.
  3. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    is it ironic that in trying to catch the bugs, you caught the things that is supposed to catch the bugs?

    I hope you were able to extricate him. Or are these lizards considered pests by you?
  4. So true.

    Lizards are awesome, I had a few as a kid.

    Unfortunately in its efforts to extricate itself, damage was done. It was not going to survive, so I took steps to end its suffering.

    I would have preferred to remove it without harm.
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  5. RT Panther

    RT Panther SC All-Pro

    Dec 25, 2012
    Nicely done!

  6. Thanks. A bit sad, but these little guys don't sit still long. ☺
  7. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend Subscribing Member

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    A damn shame he had to make the ultimate sacrifice to allow you to get this fine photo, but it would be REAL tough to get him holding this still otherwise. Oh well, he got himself into that mess - you tried to help and ultimately did the right thing under the circumstances. Bummer though. He looks kind of scared in the photo, but I'm probably just projecting that since I know what was going on and know the final outcome...


  8. When I was taking its picture, it was holding real still, its eye focused on me.

    As soon as I back off a few paces it was back to squirming and trying to release itself.

    I have not ended a creature's life, (other than random small bugs), since I had to aid my Dad in removing a chicken's head when I was a kid.
  9. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Our baby boomer generation were much closer to the cycle of life and death. I occasionally find a small skink or two who have climbed into a flower pot and can't get out again.

  10. What is a skink?
  11. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Skinks are lizards common to Australia (and other places). They thrive on garden pests so are helpful.

  12. Thanks for the explanation.