This morning I opened the door to leave and a lizard ran into the house. I tried to catch it before the cat knew about it but had no success. The cat chased the lizard, had it pinned (until it dropped its tail–grusome! the tail just kept twitching; let me tell you, reading about it doesn’t do it justice) and the lizard finally got away under a bookshelf. I had to leave, so I hoped that I wouldn’t come home to a dead lizard on my bed (or start smelling it days later.) Well, I just spotted the lizard–so it’s still alive. I tried to catch it, failed again, the cat spotted it again, and now it’s hiding under a different bookshelf. I have no idea what it is, it’s just a little, fat brown local lizard. If it comes out again, I’m going to pen the cat in a bedroom and see if I can drop a bowl over it. I’m not even sure the cat knows how to deliver a killing blow but I definitely don’t want him eating the lizard and I’d prefer not getting a “present” in the middle of the night.
Actually, I wouldn’t mind having a lizard inside the house. It could eat the bugs that come in. But it just won’t work with a cat trying to kill it every time it appears.
Is there anything wrong with my idea of dropping a bowl over the lizard and then trying to get a piece of cardboard or something underneath until I can take the lizard out?