Lizzie In My Nephew's Hand

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After the photo, Lizzie was carefully let go in the same spot she was found, to return to her earwig-eating ways.

The Western Fence lizard carries a protein in its blood that destroys Lyme disease.  When infected ticks bite a lizard, the infection in the tick is destroyed.

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  1. Ooooh! The day I spot a lizard in my garden will be a happy day indeed! I suppose you can only catch them in the morning, before they've warmed?

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    1. My nephew has no trouble getting them at any time of day. He's the official lizard catcher here. I just take the photos.

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  2. So cute dear Hoover. I have many lizards in my garden.
    xoxoxo ♡

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    1. They are wonderful garden residents. Besides being so cute they eat so many bad bugs. We are lucky!

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  3. I'm impressed - I can't catch them in in photos, much less by hand. My cat has caught a few that were foolish enough to venture into her screened porch. Usually, they become play toys until I discover the poor thing or she kills it, although she did eat one. (The result wasn't pretty.)

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    1. Dear nephew is good at it. I just can't try...I maneuver them into a box with a rag for relocation if they get into the garage.

      Oh dear, the cat. :(

      Luckily the puppies are initially baffled--it gives the lizard plenty of time to escape.

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  4. Lucky you...to have a lizard-catcher in residence.

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    1. He's very gentle with them. I am impressed.

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  5. What a great shot!
    Love to see the lizards in the garden. Good guys, indeed.

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    1. Thanks!

      It would not be the same without them.

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  6. I miss having lizards around. So cool about the WFL negating Lyme disease in Ticks. Is it a significant problem there?

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    1. No, not at all. Maybe the lizards are why?

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  7. adorable little guy! and obviously quite useful!

    thanks for coming by today!

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    1. Enjoyed your blog; glad I found it. Loved all the fences and the birds, the cicadas--oh not quite as much!

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