View Full Version : Poll: Poll: Are there lizards where you live? How does that make you feel?


wHATcOLOR
06-08-2009, 06:40 PM
Are there lizards where you live? How does that make you feel?

Trotskilicious
06-08-2009, 06:43 PM
If I make a similar thread about cicadas, how would that make you feel?

wHATcOLOR
06-08-2009, 06:43 PM
darn it!! mods! i meant to make the poll question (visible above the voting) read as: "Are there lizards where you live? How does that make you feel?"

would you please edit it to inclu<what>de the "How does that make you feel?" section?

many thanks!

wHATcOLOR
06-08-2009, 06:43 PM
If I make a similar thread about cicadas, how would that make you feel?

it would make me feel uncertain, because i don't really know if they live here or not

Nimrod's Son
06-08-2009, 06:44 PM
There are fence lizards all over my town. I like them!!!

duovamp
06-08-2009, 06:46 PM
The only indigenous reptiles in the areas surrounding my place of residence are snakes and turtles. I feel pretty screwed by that. I would like lizards to be near me, either by natural occurrence or, conversely, I would like to live in a place of lizard-bearing climate.

PA sucks.

barden
06-08-2009, 06:46 PM
theres a lot of love for the liz on netphoria.

duovamp
06-08-2009, 06:47 PM
Only thin lizards though.

Nimrod's Son
06-08-2009, 06:48 PM
WESTERN FENCE LIZARD!!!


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Joe
06-08-2009, 06:49 PM
i have lizards around my home cause when i was a child i captured the from a nearby wooded area and released them about my home, they have multiplied and now thrive around the house, i like this, and my cat does not even eat them.

duovamp
06-08-2009, 06:49 PM
Lucky bastards.

redbreegull
06-08-2009, 06:50 PM
I guess there are some salamander/lizard things that live around DC but only rarely have I glimpsed them. In the poll I said there were none around here.

Trotskilicious
06-08-2009, 06:51 PM
they're called mirelurks

Caine Walker
06-08-2009, 06:55 PM
lizards seem like they would be very conniving.

wHATcOLOR
06-08-2009, 07:00 PM
thank you to whomever edited the poll title!!

ravenguy2000
06-08-2009, 07:11 PM
I have never lived in Lizardville but when I was a kid we went to visit my aunt in Sarasota and there were lizards everywhere and I thought it was the craziest thing ever.

duovamp
06-08-2009, 07:14 PM
they're called mirelurks

You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to Trotskilicious again.

Toast
06-08-2009, 07:16 PM
i'm more scared of scorpians

duovamp
06-08-2009, 07:16 PM
Reptile and Scorpion were cool, but Sub Zero was cooler.

Caine Walker
06-08-2009, 08:28 PM
get over here, duovamp.

ohnoitsbonnie
06-08-2009, 10:51 PM
The reptilians are everywhere

murgle
06-08-2009, 10:53 PM
there are lizards all over the place here. I like the lizards. I used to have a pet lizard named Bob.

pink_ribbon_scars
06-08-2009, 11:23 PM
"lizards" are all over the place here in houston. i actually don't know the definition of lizard and don't know if any of the things i speak of are lizards, but we have gobs of geckos and anoles. anoles puff their bright red necks out and are super cute. and geckos light to hang out in my compost bin and by the lights outside my door. i love them. it's one of the things i will miss if i move back to a colder place.


what kind of lizards do you have, whatcolor?

Trotskilicious
06-08-2009, 11:33 PM
geckos and anoles are both lizards

lizards are cold blooded and scaly skinned. so they're different from amphibians in the skin dept. I was gonna say they live on land and not water but alligators are lizards.

now i know frogs are amphibians but i dunno about toads...

Trotskilicious
06-08-2009, 11:35 PM
is defined as all extant members of the Lepidosauria (reptiles with overlapping scales) which are neither sphenodonts (i.e., Tuatara) nor snakes.

agenda suicide
06-08-2009, 11:36 PM
I am not a fan of lizards because they were everywhere at the house in Houston.
I tried catching one to put back outside and it just lost it's tail and ran off. I couldn't stop thinking about geckos being on me in my sleep. *shudder*

Trotskilicious
06-08-2009, 11:37 PM
alligators are NOT lizards but they are reptiles

4 families of Reptiles = Crocs & Gators, tuataras, lizards & snakes, and turtles

pink_ribbon_scars
06-08-2009, 11:37 PM
is defined as all extant members of the Lepidosauria (reptiles with overlapping scales) which are neither sphenodonts (i.e., Tuatara) nor snakes.

:) ty

Trotskilicious
06-08-2009, 11:39 PM
WIKI IS EASY TO USE

Shallowed
06-09-2009, 12:28 AM
Where I am currently living there are lizards aplenty. I like them.

Shallowed
06-09-2009, 12:31 AM
If I make a similar thread about cicadas, how would that make you feel?

Cicadas are awesome.

Nimrod's Son
06-09-2009, 12:10 PM
geckos and anoles are both lizards

lizards are cold blooded and scaly skinned. so they're different from amphibians in the skin dept. I was gonna say they live on land and not water but alligators are lizards.

now i know frogs are amphibians but i dunno about toads...They're different from amphibians in that they always breathe air where amphibians breathe water as young. A toad is an amphibian.

Trotskilicious
06-09-2009, 12:24 PM
yah i read that, they don't have the overlapping scales either

i used to know all this stuff when i was a young lad in elementary school. but it's all gone now.

shannon
06-09-2009, 12:27 PM
the picture of that lizard is very cute, but it would definitely weird me out to look out my window and see like 5 of them chilling on my fence

Caine Walker
06-09-2009, 12:32 PM
what if they got in your room? that would be terrible!

Mo
06-09-2009, 12:32 PM
Yes, but only small and harmless ones.

Caine Walker
06-09-2009, 12:32 PM
for the lizard people: do you guys ever stomp them, having mistaken them for large bugs?

Trotskilicious
06-09-2009, 12:33 PM
No. Goodness how large do bugs get in Chicago?

agenda suicide
06-09-2009, 12:36 PM
a huge stick bug was on my arm two days ago. freaked me the fuck out. I don't mind small critters.. but the second they're ON me, I am not okay.

Trotskilicious
06-09-2009, 12:38 PM
walking sticks are totally radical though

Caine Walker
06-09-2009, 12:39 PM
No. Goodness how large do bugs get in Chicago?

hmm... first let me ask, how big do small lizards get?

agenda suicide
06-09-2009, 12:42 PM
walking sticks are totally radical though

no they are not. especially their long gangly legs. *shudder*

agenda suicide
06-09-2009, 12:42 PM
hmm... first let me ask, how big do small lizards get?

more importantly, lets figure out how to get a big nat in.

Nimrod's Son
06-09-2009, 12:48 PM
the picture of that lizard is very cute, but it would definitely weird me out to look out my window and see like 5 of them chilling on my fence

you get used to it. they love to lie in the sun and do push ups!

Nimrod's Son
06-09-2009, 12:52 PM
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shannon
06-09-2009, 12:59 PM
you get used to it. they love to lie in the sun and do push ups!

ah, now that's something I'd like to look out and see!

go out there, slip on some little shaaaaades, lather them up with a little baby oil... :cool:

wHATcOLOR
06-09-2009, 01:30 PM
for the lizard people: do you guys ever stomp them, having mistaken them for large bugs?

no way man, they're too quick

pink_ribbon_scars
06-09-2009, 10:51 PM
what if they got in your room? that would be terrible!

one got in my apartment and my boyfriend caught it in a shoebox and took it outside. if any more ever get in i'll probably empty out some kind of huge plastic tub and try to catch it in there. the idea of one jumping onto me freaks me out so much, but i know they'd avoid contact with me as much as i'd try to avoid touching them.

we don't seem to have the bobbing/push up lizards here, but i wish we did.

Brute Squad
06-09-2009, 11:13 PM
I thought Thom was in England

exactlythesame
06-10-2009, 12:14 AM
for the lizard people: do you guys ever stomp them, having mistaken them for large bugs?

the baby lizards are sometimes the size of large bugs and hardly fast enough to run away if you chose to stomp one, but dude, it looks like an effing lizard

i accidentally ripped one's tail off today, i felt bad

but it'll grow back, no worries

cork_soaker
06-10-2009, 02:00 AM
got some big uns round these parts here
usually i see them dead on the side of the road

dean_r_koontz
06-10-2009, 04:31 AM
ridiculous poll

Sonic Johnny
06-10-2009, 04:33 AM
where is there not lizards? other than maybe ireland?

redbull
06-10-2009, 04:38 AM
fuck cicadas. there was a year where like 15 different generations of them all bred at once. so fucking loud.

redbull
06-10-2009, 04:39 AM
there are no lizards in illinois from what i can tell

Martyr
06-10-2009, 04:42 AM
No such thing as exotic wildlife in Ireland.

Except Leprechauns of course.

pink_ribbon_scars
06-10-2009, 11:09 PM
I thought Thom was in England

he's been in england for about 6 months. this was before that.




Dudes, I rescued a frog from a deep hole tonight, and then about a hour later I stepped on it. :cry: It was visibly flattened at first, but not dead. I got it to move a little, then I left it alone, will probably see it lying there dead tomorrow. So shitty. Lately there are dead frogs all over the roads in Houston. I wouldn't know this if I drove a car, but from my bike it's really obvious and yucky.

Sorry that I got off of the topic of lizards.

ammy
06-11-2009, 11:57 AM
while packing up the backyard, i can across a rather large (maybe a foot log, with tail) alligator lizard living in a cubboard we keep outside (for bbq items and such) and caught him in a tupperware so Des could see. He was really pretty.
We then let him go as I told her about how well he was camoflaged and why - and that he didn't really like to be in the tupperware so we should let him go home (well if home was that cupboard he's not going back...)

he was really pretty. we sat and watched him for probably 20 minutes before des finally got bored. In that 20 minutes he probably only moved 8 feet. that's 24 feet an hour. BLAZING.

this is not him.
<img src="http://farm1.static.flickr.com/66/157767368_ad9a6c3148.jpg?v=0>

YSEM
06-11-2009, 03:41 PM
i do not like lizards, but i respect them.

dean_r_koontz
06-11-2009, 05:33 PM
i do not like lizards, but i respect them.

this is pure crazy talk

murgle
06-11-2009, 05:39 PM
I used to catch lizards when I was little. Oh, and as far as the 'stepping on them' thing, nah they're way too fast (unless you're a wiley kid like me who was into catching lizards and turtles and frogs). I did make a point of always looking out for them when I walked up the stairs at my old apartment. They were EVERYWHERE and I was just terrified that I was going to accidently share a step with the slowest lizard ever (or a really old one or something) and just smoosh him.

I also HATE it when people step on snails just because they're on the sidewalk. Walk around them or move them! damn!

murgle
06-11-2009, 05:41 PM
oh, and once when I was little, a skink had latched onto my finger (it didn't hurt. i dont think they have teeth), but my grandfather mistook my laughing for crying or something, so he yanked that lizard off my hand and threw it into the yard. Then he felt bad because I was upset that he threw the lizard. It was okay though, I caught another one later.

YSEM
06-11-2009, 05:48 PM
i move animals that look like they might be in danger.
the other night geo and i witnessed a cat get hit by a car around 10pm. i got her to turn around and pull into a parking lot. i asked her for a shirt. i was standing in the middle of a busy road getting honked at and junk. i wasnt gonna move from in front of that cat. lil guy suffered enough. a man saw us from a bar or stripclub and gave us a box. so we put the cat in the cat and took it to the spca down the road. geo and i were both on our phones calling any number we could think of. the cat was still alive and trying to stand. i ran across the street and got water from a convenience store. we left the kitty in front of the door to the spca along with a note. we left him with some water and food. the next morning i called and apparently the kitty was still alive and okay. i kinda wish i could adopt it (she offered to waive all the fees and give it shots for free and junk) but i cant.

murgle
06-11-2009, 06:21 PM
aw that's an awesome story! Way to go Lauren!

I would have inconsolable if I saw a cat get hit by a car. I love animals more than people, actually. I screamed like a fool a couple of weeks ago when my boyfriend ALMOST hit a bunny (he didn't hit the bunny because of my maniacal screaming), but then he was really pissed at me for screaming like that for anything NOT a human.

YSEM
06-11-2009, 06:25 PM
yeah i get that, too. i freak out if im with someone who comes close to hitting an animal. they cant speak and they're little. they need us big humans to watch out for them. :]

trev
06-11-2009, 08:55 PM
http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/8512/netcommlizardfn0.jpg

pink_ribbon_scars
06-11-2009, 09:28 PM
beautiful lizard, ammy!


and good job saving those little animals, you other chicks. :)

slunken
06-11-2009, 09:30 PM
Lazarus Lizards. Some rich kids imported a couple back in the 20's and now they're everywhere over one part of town.