Little baby lizard

No Warframe today. Still doing stuff, just not interesting stuff, and something else is kinda on my mind anyway.


I rescued this little guy from a box. The people using said box were… less than happy… about his presence. So I moved everything from one box to another and gave them a Certified Lizard-Free box back.

I debated on keeping him around but I figured I didn’t even know what kind of critter it was so took a picture and turned him loose outside. Seems to me that he was better off there than stuck in a cup on my desk.

I asked around on the internet and was told that it’s a Mediterranean House Gecko (Hemidactylus turcicus). They also said no to release it and set it up as a pet.

Now, obviously, he was already released, and I wasn’t able to locate him when I went back. I didn’t expect to, really, but I looked anyway. What’s getting me though is how much I miss a little baby lizard that by all accounts I have no way to properly keep or care for anyway. I wouldn’t really know where to start.

It’s weird though, a random emotional attachment to a critter I only saw for five minutes. Part of it is directed at myself though, I considered the idea that I should keep him around until I knew it was, but I figured it was just some random lizard and random lizards belong outside.

It’s the second one we’ve found in these boxes though. If we find another one I might keep it as a weird “I’m sorry” surrogate lizard. Between a dog, cats, and kids it’s probably safer outside though. Wouldn’t consider my house a lizard friendly environment.

On the other hand, it’s nice to know there’s some shred of humanity left in there somewhere. I generally think of myself as a friendly person, but not a nice one. Moments like these remind me that I’m not as distant and detached as I tend to think.

Update: So I realize y’all haven’t even read this yet, but I found him! I have absolutely no idea how or what to do with the little guy, but hopefully the people who helped me identify him will be able to point me in the right direction. I have a sneaky suspicion my wife is really really not going to approve though.

Stay safe y’all, hopefully you’re not terrified of lizards?

4 thoughts on “Little baby lizard

    1. I got him a little box set up, we’ll see how he does. Realistically, I just acquired a random wild lizard with the intent of domesticating it.

      I have some reservations.


    1. I’m not gonna lie, I can think of so many reasons why this is a bad idea. I wouldn’t have ever gone out and bought one.

      It’s hard to ignore the little guy when he’s right in front of me though.


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