Monday, July 31, 2006

not so thin lizzy. (I wonder how long he'd been there.)

This is a San Francisco Alligator Lizard
(elgaria coerulea coerulea).
One of his relatives was in our house

It took a while to get him out.

The project involved trying to
corner the guy with a multitude of
pillows and making him go into
a paper bag. (Failure.)

Then followed a multistep approach:
Letting him sit
in the closet for a while,
all escape routes sealed with tape.
Then removal of pretty much
all my clothes to find him.

And then an intricate game
with a clipboard and an
upside down plastic bowl.

Reptiles freak me out.
(I said it.)

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