- Oct 15, 2005
- sebring, florida
About a month ago i noticed a lizard in my bathtub. this isnt all that unusual in south florida as we have these little buggers running all over the place. i tried to catch rex but he awalys ran right into the drain whenever someone came near. i cant get within 4-5 feet of him otherwise he will run right down the drain and stay there for a while. ive tried leaving a towel draping over the tub's side so thet he can crawl out, but he never does. ive tried double sided sticky tape, however he awalys avoids it. i didnt want to hurt the little guy so i figured i would just let him stay and maybe he will leave on his own. he seems to catch houseflies and things which land in the tub and eat them for food. i eventually started bringing in little critters to feed him, a cricket here and there, a couple dozen black ants, etc. i know he gets enough water because i shower 1-2 times a day. each time i go into the shower he runs into the drain and stays there untill im done showering. out of respect i take only moderately warm showers now. i dont want to burn the little fella. how he does not drown or get pulled into the septic tank is beyond me. maybe he clings on right at the opening where i cant see him. in any case, im stuck with rex for now. i cant find a way to get him out without hurting him. i suppose i could pour bleach in the tub, but im not that cruel.