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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Refrigerator Lizard

Today Genny caught another lizard outside. I saw it happening and rushed to shut the two open doors to the outside.

Too late - she carried it in and dropped it. It ran towards the refrigerator and not the open door - natch. We  shut Genny in another room and pulled the 'fridge away from the wall. Fortunately, it is one of the small models so it's very easy to shift around.

We could see the lizard and tried to manoeuvre it out with chopsticks but it wiggled in deeper. Then I thought - what if we move the 'fridge to the patio door, motor side out,  and maybe it would see the outside and leave by itself.  I don't think it did - it seems to have shoved itself up into a space on the bottom of the appliance.

We couldn't leave the refrigerator unplugged for too long so back it went to it's spot. I don't know how badly injured the lizard might be ... will it eventually come out or die there? I'll lay odds that, if it does come out, it will be in the middle of the night, Genny will hear it and there will be a great kerfuffle in the dark with us trying to turn lights on, crashing into stationary objects, with Genny running around.

If it dies there .... well, ugh. Do lizards smell?

One positive thing - we got all the dust bunnies from under the 'fridge cleaned up and the floor and walls washed.


Anonymous said...

Wow, thank you for all of these blog posts. I am coming to Atenas with a group of teachers this month. I hope to be able to use some of this great info.

Diana said...

Very happy to hear I'm able to provide some useful information. I think we may already have met! We were having breakfast at Hotel Colinas del Sol around January/February of this year and met a group of British Columbia teachers who were staying there ....