Monday, April 11, 2011

Lizard adventure

We had a little lizard adventure the other day (little lizard, and little adventure). Dad was in the living room and he could hear Maggie whapping the back kitchen window. He looked to see what she saw, and there was a lizard on the screen. Then he looked closer and realized the lizard was on the wrong side of the screen, somehow trapped between the screen and the window.

Lizard between the window and the screen
Here's the "lizard under glass."

Maggie found a lizard on the screen
Maggie was very good about keeping an eye on things while Dad tried to decided how to handle this.

Maggie and Josie study the lizard
Josie did some investigating too.

Maggie showing me the lizard
It seems the lizard tried to hide in the corner but Maggie pointed it out to Dad.

Dad went out back to check and couldn't figure out how to get the lizard free from that side. One of the clips on the screen is broken, so the lizard could have climbed up and back down the wrong side, trapping himself. The other possibility is that we were playing in the garage the other day and this window was open, too. If the lizard was really sneaky he could have made it from the garage to the window, but we would have spotted him before this weekend.

Dad eventually opened the window and tried to reach up and grab the lizard, but of course he ran up and away. So then Dad unlocked the top of the window so it could lean in a little, un-did the screen and shook the lizard free.

Maggie and Josie watched the whole thing, but never had a shot at "helping" with the lizard too much. We're glad he is safe and free, but we miss our lizard tv.


Random Felines said...

We don't have them here, but our Florida cousins have them lizards and we are told spend lots of time trying to catch the quick little things. So far it is lizards lots, kitties zero.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We are glad you were such a big help!

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

That's too bad you guys did not get a chance to help as much as you wanted. I bet you would have been GOOD helpers!

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

Ewwww I don't like lizards!! I bet Cody would though! Glad you were able to rescue it!

Teri and the cats of Curlz and Swirlz said...

Oh, what entertainment you kitties had that day!