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dreamn_Disney
09-15-2007, 09:47 PM
We all see them. Many chase them. Some catch them. Few post pics of them.
This is a thread to change all that. I will start I took this pic at Epcot. At first I thought the lone rose was interesting then I saw the lizard. So I got a bit closer and took this.
http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z80/litdove12/Picture5068.jpg

trypnotic
09-15-2007, 09:53 PM
I snapped a picture of one once before it ran away on our door at OKW. Sadly, it turned out terribly blurry :(

sadiebug
09-15-2007, 10:09 PM
Unfortunately, I don't have a picture!

I did eventually catch him - he was a cute and friendly little bugger! Played with him outside the room for about 5 minutes - came right into my hand with no problem. I think he was disappointed that we caught him - I'm sure he was living well inside our room!

tiki23
09-15-2007, 11:56 PM
I think this was outside of HM...I can't really remember. It was chilly that night and this little guy found a nice, warm spot. I hope it didn't get too warm! :eek:

http://www.wdwinfo.com/photopost/data/500/88163Lizard_Lamp.jpg

SrisonS
09-16-2007, 12:06 AM
I took these at MGM. I remember being amazed the first time I saw a lizard do that "neck thing".....I'm originally from VA, so never saw lizards growing up. I was lucky enough to catch one in action.

http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee98/SrisonS/Misc%20And%20Temp%20Pics/IMG_4035.jpg

http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee98/SrisonS/Misc%20And%20Temp%20Pics/IMG_4033.jpg

tiki23
09-16-2007, 01:23 AM
Very cool pic, SrisonS!

Macca1111
09-16-2007, 03:13 AM
Excellent pics so far! I'll have to find mine - I love taking wild animal pics at WDW!

Hobbes
09-16-2007, 03:49 AM
Are they out all year round? I've seen them each time I've gone, but I'm going end of November /December this time-please tell me they'll still be strutting their stuff :thumbsup2 I want to show DBf (Can you tell we don't have lizards in the UK?)

dreamn_Disney
09-16-2007, 04:27 AM
http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee98/SrisonS/Misc%20And%20Temp%20Pics/IMG_4033.jpg

That is so amazing I have never seen that so up close.

CinderellasSister
09-16-2007, 07:04 AM
This little guy was in Japan's pavillion in EPCOT in May 07. He just walked right up next to DH and posed for a picture!!

http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n187/cynthia1019/IMG_0521.jpg

minidreamin
09-16-2007, 07:56 AM
We saw this little fellow in AK.
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k275/minidreamin/Photos%20used%20online/DSC_0148.jpg

MikeŠ
09-16-2007, 08:58 AM
We saw this little fellow in AK.
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k275/minidreamin/Photos%20used%20online/DSC_0148.jpg

First, GREAT SHOT! Well exposed.
Second, OMG !!!! Saw your avatar and just rolled :rotfl2: Took me a second or two to put it together but then..... :lmao:

Violet Crayon
09-16-2007, 09:00 AM
Near the Morocco Pavilion, in the morning before many people were walking back there, we saw tons of them basking in the sun.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y283/legendoftherose/lizzz.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y283/legendoftherose/lizzz2.jpg

Violet Crayon
09-16-2007, 09:04 AM
And my boyfriend got this in AK. It was on Daisy's bill, then it ran up to her head when he went to take the picture.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y283/legendoftherose/lizard.jpg

disnut8
09-16-2007, 09:10 AM
They love the wall next to theh Off Kilter stage.

Important note (yes, this is from an animal lover) - please watch out while you are walking and pushing strollers. We've seen way too many of these guys squooshed on the sidewalks.

And if you saw a couple of people last year at Animal Kingdom making sure traffic was being diverted around a spot near It's Tough to be a Bug, that was us. We were helping a lizard cross the road.

ls1222
09-16-2007, 09:22 AM
My son was so excited that he had finally caught one....

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee246/ls1222_photo/lizard.jpg

northie
09-16-2007, 09:27 AM
I took these at MGM. I remember being amazed the first time I saw a lizard do that "neck thing".....I'm originally from VA, so never saw lizards growing up. I was lucky enough to catch one in action.

Fabulous photos! I had no idea those little fellows did the neck thing!

jbmom
09-16-2007, 09:39 AM
My oldest son lives for catching the lizards at Disney. Here are few of the ones he caught. He caught about 30 this year.
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o6/jbbbedgington/2323232327Ffp3B83Dot3E2323B3D759-1.jpg
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o6/jbbbedgington/2323232327Ffp3B3C3Dot3E2323B3D7593D.jpg
I'm throwing in the giant frog we saw at Epcot too.
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o6/jbbbedgington/2323232327Ffp3B73Dot3E2323B3D7593D3.jpg

He also caught a small tree frog on the bus to MK one morning. These people saw it on the bus window and the driver was scared of it and wouldn't touch it. He went to get a towel, so ds went up and caught it and took it out of the bus to some bushes. He received a round of applause from the passengers and driver.

Stitchfans
09-16-2007, 09:55 AM
:rotfl2: never thought about taking pictures of all the lizards we see at Disney. Maybe I will take one or two on our next trip. :rotfl2:

maugwamp
09-16-2007, 12:09 PM
From Flower and Garden Fest trip.
http://www.wdwinfo.com/photopost/showphoto.php/photo/20893

Laren
09-16-2007, 12:19 PM
Important note (yes, this is from an animal lover) - please watch out while you are walking and pushing strollers. We've seen way too many of these guys squooshed on the sidewalks.

This is so true especially at the Poly as they are everywhere! We didn't get any pictures of our beloved "Bob's" as we call them (long story, it's an inside joke with our family) but to us all the little lizards are "Bob's".

We saw some baby Bob's at the Poly they couldn've have been more than an inch long. Didn't snap pics or try to catch them though, just observed them and adored from afar LOL. Saw a couple in the parks but literally dozens at Poly- they have to be fast to get out of the way of those housekeeping and bell services golf carts lemme tell ya!

"Dragon. Not lizard. I don't do that tongue thing." ~Mushu

fairymommy
09-16-2007, 12:28 PM
I don't mean to be gross, but if you catch them will their tail come off? I grew up in Georgia and if we tried to catch them by the tail it would come off and they grew a new one!

tiki23
09-16-2007, 02:17 PM
I know the tail of "glass lizards" will come off if you try to catch them by the tail - I had that happen to me in eastern Oregon when I tried to catch a lizard! - but I don't know if these little geckos have the same defense.

Here's one of several we caught on our trip last November. He's a little guy!

http://www.wdwinfo.com/photopost/data/500/88163lizard_web.jpg

TDC Nala
09-16-2007, 02:25 PM
That path between the Polynesian and TTC... I call it Lizard Beach because you can't take a step without several of them running away from you.

tiki23
09-16-2007, 02:34 PM
From Flower and Garden Fest trip.
http://www.wdwinfo.com/photopost/showphoto.php/photo/20893

Great Pic! :rotfl:

Eviie
09-16-2007, 02:37 PM
Well me seeing a lizard is an everyday thing, unfortunately :rotfl2:

It's not that i hate them, i just hate them when they get inside your house. We have to kill them then... :/ We had one sneak in our cabinet and jumped out and landed on my dad, i probably screamed loud enough that even the whole state of FL could hear me :lmao:

They are cute little fellows but i won't ever pick one up, i've been very afraid of them since they jumped on my dad. And everytime one enters my dad just picks it up and throws it outside but if we find it lying around and try catching it for hours then we kill it. And frogs... AH! :scared1: We have a lake across our street and there are thousands when they enter the house i scream, it's usually the baby ones my cat ate one once and began to foam out of the mouth so we had to take him to a hospital. You have to be very careful living in FL :laughing: I didn't know that in some places you guys never seen them :confused3 I'd be glad to pick up a couple and send them to you guys , honestly... it's not a problem!! :lmao:

LilGMom
09-16-2007, 03:22 PM
I don't mean to be gross, but if you catch them will their tail come off? I grew up in Georgia and if we tried to catch them by the tail it would come off and they grew a new one!

I believe most of them can and will pop their tail off as a defense but the tail will eventually grow back. They'll just have to endur the constant snickers and name calling from the other 'full tail' lizards until it grows back.

A great place to photograph a lot of them is at Epcot near the miniature city with the train. We love snapping pictures of the reptilian 'habitants' and as they head into the Lizard Lounge.

princess22
09-16-2007, 03:26 PM
Not only does my dad catch them, he then puts them on his ears and walks around wearing them like earrings!!!! It's gross!

Kathi OD
09-16-2007, 03:44 PM
First time to post a picture on here, so I don't know if it is going to work.:confused3
These were in Epcot.
http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff82/KathiOD/P1010015.jpg

http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff82/KathiOD/P1010016.jpg

trypnotic
09-16-2007, 03:53 PM
I love the lizzard on top of the guy's house - the guy looks like he's shaking his fist!

dansamy
09-16-2007, 04:06 PM
:confused3 What's the big deal with lizards?

tiki23
09-16-2007, 04:38 PM
My family just thinks critters are fun, lol.

We live up here where it's rainy and cool, not many lizards but we have fun catching frogs, salamanders and garter snakes. ;)

dreamn_Disney
09-16-2007, 05:06 PM
Wow I am glad to see I am not alone in my enjoyment of these little critters. It helps with the long walks back to the room in the afternoon with ds. We have him watch for lizards. He takes this very seriously and is always excited when he spots one, no matter how often that is.

flyinglizard
09-16-2007, 06:55 PM
Wow... finally an interesting thread! Yeah, they'll be around all winter unless it gets down to near freezing. The brown anoles are the ones on the ground, the green anoles are usually higher in the trees. We have a lot of them around our gardens, on the lanai screen, side of the house, in the trees, etc.

Yeah, the tails will come off if they are frightened, sometimes they don't even have to be touched. Be careful when you pick them up, they can carry salmonella. Only the males do the "throat thing", usually red with yellow but I've also seen white with red edge with yellow spots. Puffing the throat is said to attract the ladies, but to other lizards, it looks like they have a big fearsome mouth.

marivaid
09-16-2007, 07:07 PM
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q209/marivaid/TR2/IMG_1884.jpg


how 'bout a bigger kind of "lizard" ??

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q209/marivaid/TR2/IMG_1318.jpg

Donold_Fan
09-16-2007, 07:31 PM
This little guy was on DW's shoulder as we were exiting one of the parks. From the way she reacted, you'd have thought Godzilla himself was stalking her. She made me get it off her before I could get a picture of it still on her shoulder, so here's one of it on my hand. Must have been all of a week old.

http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s97/blhamon/Disney2006-Day5040-1.jpg

dreamn_Disney
09-16-2007, 07:40 PM
how 'bout a bigger kind of "lizard" ??

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q209/marivaid/TR2/IMG_1318.jpg

Oh my what is that? I know very little about lizards.

marivaid
09-16-2007, 07:42 PM
Oh my what is that? I know very little about lizards.

It's a baby gator :)

dreamn_Disney
09-16-2007, 07:42 PM
Wow... finally an interesting thread! Yeah, they'll be around all winter unless it gets down to near freezing. The brown anoles are the ones on the ground, the green anoles are usually higher in the trees. We have a lot of them around our gardens, on the lanai screen, side of the house, in the trees, etc.

Yeah, the tails will come off if they are frightened, sometimes they don't even have to be touched. Be careful when you pick them up, they can carry salmonella. Only the males do the "throat thing", usually red with yellow but I've also seen white with red edge with yellow spots. Puffing the throat is said to attract the ladies, but to other lizards, it looks like they have a big fearsome mouth.

Thanks for the info. I take it by your name you are a fan of the lizard. I live in MI so any time I see one here it is in a tank.

dansamy
09-16-2007, 11:35 PM
Oh my what is that? I know very little about lizards.


:rotfl2:

Sorry, but that was amusing to me.

I live in Alabama, so we get our fair share of critters.

dreamn_Disney
09-17-2007, 05:16 PM
A bump in hope of more pics.

AmberLuvsWDW
09-17-2007, 06:13 PM
I love this thread! DH and I love the lizards. We joke that they are on the Disney payroll (along with the ducks).:goodvibes

Gdad
09-17-2007, 06:22 PM
Here a few more critters...Glad I have girls who do NOT try to catch them- althoug it would not surprise me if my littlest one did one day.

From Epcot...

http://scl.smugmug.com/photos/196998407-L.jpg

http://scl.smugmug.com/photos/196998469-L.jpg

And my Favorite from BTMR

http://scl.smugmug.com/photos/196998512-L.jpg

Heathr6913
09-18-2007, 12:13 AM
Both of these were at the Wilderness Lodge. Just for the record they are called bahaman anoles or sometimes brown anoles. They do drop their tails if they are grabbed by them.
The other lizards that a couple people have posted pictures of are called house geckos.


http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e232/Heathr6913/PICT0069.jpg
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e232/Heathr6913/PICT0071.jpg

A,M&Asmom
09-18-2007, 03:14 PM
Well....we don't see many lizards around here unless we go camping. Then we see them by the lakes, but DS made me take a pic of this one. He thought it was funny it was sitting on the guys shoulder at the train display.

http://images.photo.walgreens.com/232323232%7Ffp3%3Enu%3D323%3B%3E26%3B%3E%3B96%3EWS NRCG%3D323255868%3A357nu0mrj

1000th happy haunt
09-18-2007, 03:18 PM
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y77/ghost1000/mouseowne/Dscf3859.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y77/ghost1000/mouseowne/Dscf3860.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y77/ghost1000/mouseowne/Dscf3861.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y77/ghost1000/mouseowne/Dscf3862.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y77/ghost1000/mouseowne/Dscf3865.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y77/ghost1000/mouseowne/Dscf3866.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y77/ghost1000/mouseowne/Dscf3867.jpg

Stucas
09-19-2007, 09:52 AM
Heres mine with some tongue action

http://img409.imageshack.us/img409/275/lizardwl0.jpg


-Lauren

duchess_tisha
09-19-2007, 10:04 AM
I hope you can see him, he is kinda small....DD loves all things creepy crawly so she had me take this picture for her!!

http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h302/duchess_tisha/Disney%202006/Disney06031.jpg

Aye Sea Turtles
09-19-2007, 10:32 AM
It's not that i hate them, i just hate them when they get inside your house. We have to kill them then... :/
And everytime one enters my dad just picks it up and throws it outside but if we find it lying around and try catching it for hours then we kill it.

OMG, you kill them? Why? Why kill them? Why not just put them back outside? :sad1:

elgerber
09-19-2007, 07:02 PM
I just found this, I can't believe there is a whole thread on lizards! Most people take pics of the train in Germany, we take photos of the lizards LOL. I will have to see if I can find some when I am back on my desktop computer.

DisMN
09-19-2007, 07:38 PM
What a great thread.......DH and I take pics of the lizards too!! People are looking at all the wonderful sights at Disneyworld and here he and I are taking pictures of Dolly with Lizard, Lizard at AK, Lizard running up DH's pantleg, Mutant Lizard with missing tail, teensy baby Lizard.....you get the picture. :p

I'll try to find some and post 'em! LOL

DisMN
09-19-2007, 07:46 PM
This is so true especially at the Poly as they are everywhere! We didn't get any pictures of our beloved "Bob's" as we call them (long story, it's an inside joke with our family) but to us all the little lizards are "Bob's".


Oh how funny...we tend to call 'em "Bob" too!!

tink2020
09-23-2007, 12:16 PM
We took tons of lizard pictures on our trip this week... I'll post as I come to them! They were everywhere!

Rescue Ranger
09-23-2007, 01:03 PM
I love Lizards, they're the warmer weather equivalent to Squirrels...that dont destroy your bird feeders!

Could never harm one.

Mecha Figment
09-23-2007, 01:46 PM
This isn't from florida but Zion National Park in Utah. but i thought I would add it to the thread.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v171/Superfireconvoy2000/VegasCanyonLayton202.jpg


don't let the image fool you this guy is around the same size as these other pictures. just a bit meatier.

bazzanoid
10-02-2007, 12:10 PM
I'll see your lizard....
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i213/bazzanoid/Florida%202006/P1010345.jpg

and raise you a bug found on the wall just outside our villa! (as modelled by DW)
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i213/bazzanoid/Florida%202006/P1010687.jpg

:cool1:

DisneyGuy758
10-04-2007, 03:19 PM
These guys range in size big time!

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b280/Cpthowdy758/Disney%202007/S6301360.jpg

Yeah, that's a sprinkler head.



Andre
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Mecha Figment
10-04-2007, 05:27 PM
the smaller ones i have seen on this thread are mostly geckos , the others are anoles of various types. and that bug is a Cicada

Disney*Dreamer
10-09-2007, 11:42 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v237/pa1nter/DSC00625.jpg

Just outside of Splash Mountain, while waiting for the parade.

jjpenguin
10-17-2007, 06:54 AM
This little guy really startled me when he moved. He was in my shopping cart:

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a287/jjpenguin/Septtrip/IMG_4241.jpg

And are frogs allowed too?
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a287/jjpenguin/DSC01693.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a287/jjpenguin/DSC01705.jpg

I love all those little critters in Florida

Marion
10-17-2007, 07:29 AM
Here are a few more from our trip last week :)

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u102/marion1mb/IMG_0525.jpg

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u102/marion1mb/IMG_0989.jpg

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u102/marion1mb/IMG_1489.jpg

CinRell
10-17-2007, 01:50 PM
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u102/marion1mb/IMG_0989.jpg


This is TOO CUTE!!!!!

tiki23
10-17-2007, 10:13 PM
What a cute itty-bitty lizard!

TiggerGuy67
10-18-2007, 05:02 PM
I love this thread. Strange but lizard spotting/hunting is one of our favorite things to do while waiting for buses. Speaking of which we also love riding the buses. We meet so many interesting people.

There are hidden treasures all throughout the World, aren't there?

tiki23
10-18-2007, 10:27 PM
And are frogs allowed too?
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a287/jjpenguin/DSC01693.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a287/jjpenguin/DSC01705.jpg

I love all those little critters in Florida
I'm glad you posted a pic of the frogs! They were all over the walls and by the "porch" lights at POP. We had a blast playing with those guys. :rotfl:

STEAMBOAT209
10-19-2007, 05:31 AM
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j190/STEAMBOAT209/Disney%20Oct%202007%20%201/Disney%20Oct%202007%20Scenery/DSC03979.jpg

4orm
10-19-2007, 08:33 AM
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/84/227292649_40da24cab7.jpg
the walkway between toontown and tomorrowland

A_NY_Outlaw
10-19-2007, 11:11 AM
I saw this little guy outside AKL....there were alot of them.

http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o27/A_NY_Outlaw/lizard.jpg

Ted and Holly
10-19-2007, 11:24 AM
the smaller ones i have seen on this thread are mostly geckos , the others are anoles of various types. and that bug is a Cicada

None of the photos are of geckos. All of the photos taken around WDW are of anoles. Most of them are Brown anoles (Anolis sagrei) and are native to Cuba. The green ones, Anolis carolinensis are native to the US. There are other non-native species, but those are the two most common.

Although there have been some species of geckos introduced into Florida, the majority of them are found in South Florida.

Marion
10-19-2007, 11:58 AM
I love this thread :) We didn't see any frogs though... just the little anoles.

We were surprised at first by how unafraid the birds were in the parks (the ducks and sparrows especially) but then it made sense, they've adapted to their primary source of food. We took lots of photos of the birds and rabbits as well as the lizards.

A_NY_Outlaw
10-20-2007, 10:36 AM
None of the photos are of geckos. All of the photos taken around WDW are of anoles. Most of them are Brown anoles (Anolis sagrei) and are native to Cuba. The green ones, Anolis carolinensis are native to the US. There are other non-native species, but those are the two most common.

Although there have been some species of geckos introduced into Florida, the majority of them are found in South Florida.


Wow, I thought mine was a gecko- I SWEAR I heard him advertising for Geico....:rotfl2:

sparmeland
10-20-2007, 12:02 PM
Since I'm from New Jersey and we only see these things in pet stores. I am always amazed to see them walking around outdoors.

Can you find him?
http://www.parmnet.com/pictureupload/Sarah/l1.jpg

I zoomed in a little for this one

http://www.parmnet.com/pictureupload/Sarah/l2.jpg

whitcomb02
10-20-2007, 02:21 PM
When my son was 8yrs. old he found the easiest way to catch these quick little guys. After drying off after swimming just ball up the towel, then toss the towel on the lizard. Pick up the towel a little at a time then grab the little guy. He loved catching them but wanted to know if they swim, so we went down to lake at Pop Century and....................

Well they do swim but not as fast as the turtles! Wish I had a picute of my sons face when the turtle gulped down the lizard.I felt so bad for the lizard and my son!

Shubunk
10-20-2007, 07:58 PM
And my boyfriend got this in AK. It was on Daisy's bill, then it ran up to her head when he went to take the picture.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y283/legendoftherose/lizard.jpg


LOL, I have been going to disney world almost every month for 3 years and i ALWAYS see that lizard on daisys bill. lol. He lives there.

Shubunk
10-20-2007, 08:07 PM
This little guy was on DW's shoulder as we were exiting one of the parks. From the way she reacted, you'd have thought Godzilla himself was stalking her. She made me get it off her before I could get a picture of it still on her shoulder, so here's one of it on my hand. Must have been all of a week old.

http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s97/blhamon/Disney2006-Day5040-1.jpg


That one is a house gecko, They usually come out at night, that is why this one looks so dark cause its day time. The other ones in the thread are all mostly brown anoles.

jenlando
10-20-2007, 10:30 PM
That one is a house gecko, They usually come out at night, that is why this one looks so dark cause its day time. The other ones in the thread are all mostly brown anoles.

if you think the lizards are cool just wait until you run across a wolf spider the size of your hand...and the giant grasshoppers that don't mind fighting back!

we've got crazy insects down here!!

Nascar48
10-20-2007, 10:41 PM
http://www.mousetimes.com/joomla/iboard/uploads/1185049285/gallery_5004_49_89877.jpg

tiki23
10-21-2007, 12:48 PM
http://www.mousetimes.com/joomla/iboard/uploads/1185049285/gallery_5004_49_89877.jpg
I love this pic! He looks like the master of all he surveys. :)

Blackrex77
03-15-2009, 09:38 AM
[QUOTE=Violet Crayon;20832570]And my boyfriend got this in AK. It was on Daisy's bill, then it ran up to her head when he went to take the picture.



Now Daisy will have some odd lizard sickness!!!! :(

:sick:

stan_the_man
03-15-2009, 03:25 PM
Here are a couple from Animal Kingdom

http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/8044/img1867o.jpg

http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/8084/img1894.jpg

mjbradeis
03-17-2009, 06:32 PM
Outside 1900 Park Fare - Gran Floridian
http://i381.photobucket.com/albums/oo251/mbradeis/Disney%202008/DSC00366.jpg

DearDaisyinDurham
03-17-2009, 06:52 PM
http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn139/peartreetravel/P9200865_01.jpg