Catching small lizards

I wanna catch a small lizard to keep it as a pet, but they are so fricking fast and small and see you coming, how can I catch one without hurting it?

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  1. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    I used to catch lizards as an 8 year old and then torture them with mexican cartel tier unspeakable violence. I think about it everyday and the guilt made me very angry with myself, I barely leave the house anymore because I feel disgusting even 20 years later.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Forgive yourself. We all increase in wisdom as we go through life and you know better than you did at 8. Live again and do something good for animals or the environment.

  2. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Don't try to catch the lizard, rather, catch the air in front of the lizard. By the time your hand connects, the lizard will have moved forward and you will catch it. I learnt this playing with my cat as a kid and hunting lizards together.
    You shouldn't keep lizards as pets though, you'll just make them suffer. Grab one, play with it, then let it go free.

  3. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Just leave the lizards alone and enjoy them in their own habitat.
    Catching and keeping wild animals is cruel.
    You won't care for it properly and give it the right food. It will be too hot/cold/stressed and die in misery.

  4. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    after spending my childhood catching lizards, I decided it's too much work and built a rock stack in full sun in the yard with broken pieces of slate. I then watch them with a binocular from the porch whenever they are out and I have time

  5. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    You just grab them by their stomach fast, like so (pic related). My nephew that's 6 runs around and catches a few every day for fun, a lot of them will detach their tails and try to zoom off. A lot of them will also bite but they don't bite hard, also if you grab them in a specific way (by their stomach with their face protruding outwards) they aren't able to bite. For pleasure I've went around grabbing brown anole lizards with my nephew and I've picked up a fair sum of them, only once being bitten and that being among the first times I went hunting for them.

    Here's a visual demonstration of the form I would use roughly, you can see the three fingers would enclose the lizard's body, the thumb would be used to push on the back of it's head so it can't bite you, the finger is initially put a little away but once the lizard is thoroughly in your bondage you can pull the finger back.

    I have overcomplicated the matter but I have caught hundreds of brown anole lizards, one thing to note is that if done correctly, they won't detach their tails. They will detach their tails usually as a survival mechanism to get away, if you've caught them thoroughly, they'll know on some level that the game is up, that they can't escape, so they won't detach their tail.

    I've never killed a lizard and neither has my nephew, he's far rougher than me. Don't worry about it. Their bite is very weak, barely registerable.

  6. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    I used to catch lizards as a kid, but I don't do it anymore, because I don't want to risk breaking off their tails. They look so ugly with the replacement tails, not aesthetic at all.

  7. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Find wet areas with lots of stones or debris that you can upturn

  8. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    I spent years catching lizards of all sorts with my barehands. The trick is to be fast but also gentle - kind of swiftly but gently press them into the floor with your palm or fingers and then manoeuvre them into your hand. They will bite, so be prepared.
    Pic related; Golden Water Skink I caught not too long ago

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Every time I vacation in the south I love spending mornings doing this

  9. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Expose your energy and invite them to you

  10. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Make a trap

  11. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Practice. I can hand catch fish sometimes, after 15 years of catching shit outside

  12. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Our ancestors are mocking us. This dude needs help catching a lizard

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      I could catch it easily if it involved harming it or killing it. But I don't want to harm it

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Bro just put your hand in front of it and use your other hand to guide it onto your hand

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          This only works for really small and slow species. For the faster ones you sometimes have to corner them or wait outside their dens and then

          https://i.imgur.com/GJy4EJk.jpg

          I spent years catching lizards of all sorts with my barehands. The trick is to be fast but also gentle - kind of swiftly but gently press them into the floor with your palm or fingers and then manoeuvre them into your hand. They will bite, so be prepared.
          Pic related; Golden Water Skink I caught not too long ago

          use this grabbing technique

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            Fast ones you can just herd into corner then use a shoebox

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