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Old 05-16-2010, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Back in the Mitten. Formerly NC
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I have a lizard living in my fireplace.
First, is it actually a lizard? Or some other reptile? I have lived down here for several years and never paid them much attention. Just curious.

Second, any suggestions on how to get rid of it? I have only seen it once, but I can hear it. I think it is afraid to come out because of my cat. She rarely budges from her spot right in front of the hearth!
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Old 05-16-2010, 07:21 PM
 
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How would we know if it's a lizard? It's not living in our fireplace.
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Old 05-16-2010, 07:25 PM
 
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Very true

However, it looks just like all the other 'lizards' I have seen outside that scurry away when you near.
I'm by far not a reptile expert- lizard, gecko, chameleon- they are all the same to me! I didn't know if only one species lives around here or not.
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Old 05-16-2010, 08:00 PM
 
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Very true

However, it looks just like all the other 'lizards' I have seen outside that scurry away when you near.
I'm by far not a reptile expert- lizard, gecko, chameleon- they are all the same to me! I didn't know if only one species lives around here or not.

I don't know how many species of lizard live around here either, but the little lizards are common. They eat bugs, so given the choice beteen them and bugs, I'll take the lizard.

Did it look smoething like this?

Google Image Result for http://www.bio.davidson.edu/projects/herpcons/herps_of_nc/lizards/Sceund/Sceloporous%20u.%20undulatus%20-%203.1.02%20-%20Levy%20Co.%20FL%20-%20underside.jpg
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Old 05-16-2010, 08:34 PM
 
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A bit more colorful, but yup.
My school building is old with stone steps so I see the things all the time. Sometimes my kids even catch them at recess. But, I have never had one in my house!
I knew I had something in my fireplace and I am VERY relieved that it is a lizard and not a mouse!!!
Now, I am just worried about my cat catching it before me and having to clean up lizard bits. I'd rather catch it and release it!
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Old 05-17-2010, 04:45 AM
 
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If it is a lizard, I would bet that you have more then one.
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Old 05-17-2010, 04:51 AM
 
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Carolina Anole in Anderson, South Carolina

These are the ones in my yard!
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Old 05-17-2010, 07:06 AM
 
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Carolina Anole in Anderson, South Carolina

These are the ones in my yard!
That's actually more of what I was thinking. I see them sitting on my deck railing in the mornings, gettin some rays. I watched one chase down a beetle. Yeah! One less beetle.
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Old 05-17-2010, 08:15 AM
 
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They go from green to brown. I have seen some blue ones as well.
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Old 05-17-2010, 09:48 AM
 
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The lizards we have around here are completely harmless. I wouldn't worry about it.

Besides anoles, I've also seen quite a few skinks hanging around my apartment complex. They're cute little guys:

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