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Old 07-21-2008, 01:41 PM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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Don't worry...they won't crawl up your nostrils while you're sleeping.
Yeah but she may be talking about those dreaded Texas stinging lizards that are meaner than any snake. Those are the ones you don't want near your house.

Man those things can run fast.
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Old 07-24-2008, 10:12 AM
 
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I am not to big on killing them as they do more good then harm and as mentioned when trying to catch them to put them back outside they seem to die at the smallest touch. Any suggestions on what I can do?
It sounds like you are being too aggressive with your "catching". I have caught and released probably 20 geckos in the last several years. Granted, it is pretty easy to accidently lop off a tail and my wife has accidently killed one with a glass before - but I have never had a problem.
My cat will hunt and slash a gecko if any are in the house, so I always remove them before they become prey (she doesn't eat them - just claws them - one time I had my wall smeared with gecko blood - pretty gross).
Also, I find an occasional gecko that has been trampled by my dogs on the threshhold, and even smashed unnoticed in a door jamb.
Overall, I say just leave 'em in the house - they won't hurt or even touch you, and they do eat bugs.
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Old 07-24-2008, 11:19 AM
 
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I've been here 3 weeks and still haven't seen a single gecko! I want too so bad - I lived on Guam about 20 years ago and loved seeing geckos hanging around everywhere eating skeetos and flys and stuff..

Also have yet to see a snake other than a Texas Green Snake (found across the street in a field here)...wanting to see snakes/lizards/scorpions and especially an armadillo (live). Anyone know anything about armadillos and where I might be able to walk around and see one?
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Old 07-24-2008, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Irving
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have you ever thought of catching, cooking, and eating them? I"m sure they're packed with nutritional value.
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Old 07-24-2008, 11:53 AM
 
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I've been here 3 weeks and still haven't seen a single gecko! I want too so bad - I lived on Guam about 20 years ago and loved seeing geckos hanging around everywhere eating skeetos and flys and stuff..

Also have yet to see a snake other than a Texas Green Snake (found across the street in a field here)...wanting to see snakes/lizards/scorpions and especially an armadillo (live). Anyone know anything about armadillos and where I might be able to walk around and see one?

The best place to see armadillos is on the side of the road. They don't call them Texas Speed Bumps for nothing.

Seriously, though, they are like opossums. They are nocturnal and usually hang out in the same aread. If you're hear long enough, you'll eventually see one.
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Old 07-24-2008, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Austin 'burbs
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I have an armadillo living under my airconditioner!!
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