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November 5, 2009 9:04 pm  

🙂 I mean real lizards. I've seen a few the first day in the house, now they seem to be in stealth mode but I still find their droppings here and there. Is this from lizards - or are those invisible mice? Will it ever stop? Do I need to catch them? I really hate harming wildlife (with exception of mosquitoes), on the other hand finding lizard poop in my bed was not particularly pleasant 🙂


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November 5, 2009 11:29 pm  

LOL... good luck with the catching part. ok, so what do the droppings look like? little lizard poo is kinda ovalish, palm rats poo is more round and several at a time... You dont really want to get rid of the little lizards in the house since they eat mosquitos and other insects, they are very harmless and cute. I understand that cute only goes so far when you find droppings on your sheets. If your house/apt hasnt been lived in for some months the lizards may have taken up house, but they will dwindle shortly when they know you are around.
It is island living, be thankful it was a large tarantula!


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November 5, 2009 11:39 pm  

🙂 Well, looks more like lizard then based on the description. The house was empty for a while indeed. The first night one of these guys fell on my computer keyboard just as I was typing something, that was interesting.

I guess I'll just keep vacuuming and hope they stick to doing their business on the floor rather than kitchen counters or beds 🙂


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November 5, 2009 11:49 pm  

eeewww what part of the island do these pooping lizards live on?


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November 5, 2009 11:50 pm  

I'd say pretty much everywhere 🙂
It's the non-pooping lizards that are hard to find.


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November 5, 2009 11:50 pm  

They're everywhere.


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November 5, 2009 11:58 pm  

oh yeah I saw the non poopings ones but it was after much crucian and they were smaller and greener than they should be


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November 6, 2009 10:33 am  

br 1k -

You didn't mention finding any of the poop on the walls which is where I usually find lizard poop - inside or out. The fact you mentioned only floors, counter tops, beds...horizontal surfaces...makes me wonder if you might have mice?


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November 6, 2009 10:56 am  

Just be glad we don't have the Hawaiian version of Gecko, I don't know what they eat but their poop is huge and gross.


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November 6, 2009 11:15 am  

Good morning,

br 1k -

One thing we have heard is that the geckos will have a white spot on their droppings. Don't know if that helps.


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November 6, 2009 11:20 am  

I certainly can't explain it, but maybe you guys can...why are lizard droppings so much more preferable to mouse droppings? I had a mouse problem and got a cat (which fixed it). One day I noticed a dropping on my counter. I inhaled sharply and got really close to it--fearing it was a mouse dropping (OH NO--THEY'RE BACK!!!), then I saw the telltale white spot and said, "phew!".
Then I thought about it and laughed...why the heck is lizard crap better? I don't know; but it is.
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November 6, 2009 11:52 am  

Lizards eat roaches. A lizard is your friend.


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November 6, 2009 12:02 pm  

ewwwwwww ... what a topic lol.. but we have trouble with lizard droppings behind hurricane shutters. gross...

wonder if a lizard litter box would work?

hate the big frog droppings. and they get in the chickens water dish. would love to relocate those things.


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November 6, 2009 5:17 pm  

How about Mongoose poop, they poop on top of our trash cans.


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November 6, 2009 6:21 pm  

Oh, I found some on vertical surfaces too - though not as much as on the floors.
The locations don't seem to be the kind that mice would chose - like on top of the AC for example - I don't think mice can climb walls so well. Lizards seem a prime candidate.


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November 6, 2009 6:24 pm  

"why the heck is lizard crap better?"

Lizards each mosquiotos and other insects. Mice eat everything else.


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November 6, 2009 7:44 pm  

Just had to jump in here. I find these tiny, 1/4" or less long, 'things' on walls, floors, everywhere. They're pointy on both ends, kind of tan, maybe with white spots and can be blown away (from the wall, etc.) very easily. Is that gecko grunties???


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November 6, 2009 7:50 pm  

I think I am happier about lizard poop than other kinds of poop because I like lizards. I saw one eat a giant tree roach the other day and Tabra saw one muncing on one of our huge huntsman spiders we get here in the rain forest. I will happily take liard poop over giant spiders and flying roaches any day!


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November 6, 2009 8:02 pm  

Lizard poop looks like mouse poop but there is a little white blob on one end of the lizard poop.

The white blob is uric acid-- it's their equivalent of urine, how they excrete their nitrogenic waste.

Birds, reptiles, and amphibians excrete their gastrointestinal and renal waste via a cloaca. Poo and "pee" from the same orifice.


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November 6, 2009 8:32 pm  

ok Jules..........that last bit might have been TMI for me. 😀


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November 6, 2009 9:36 pm  

It's better than iguana poop,. If that hits you it could drown you. 😛


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November 6, 2009 9:50 pm  

Well, we have finally found a subject we`re all authorities at!
And, all agree on...
Um, but perhaps a bit too descriptive!


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November 6, 2009 10:51 pm  

Lizard poop is much better than mouse or rat droppings. Mouse or rat poop is very dangerous for people to breathe especially if they have a compromised immune system or breathing problems. Lizard poop or droppings are not toxic.


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November 8, 2009 7:12 pm  

Mice and rats carry diseases that lizards do not. And mouse/rat poop is much smaller & a different shape (more pellet-like) than lizard poop. Damn, I have lived too much of my life in the tropics that I know this!!


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