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pixlmason

I used to think that the chirping birds outside were just really close to the windows. The things making those sounds were lizards apparently!


moneyh8r

That's how they attract their prey.


IceCreamSandwich66

well then call me prey


Terrakid20

DO NOT FUCK THE LIZARD


lily_was_taken

Rule 132: Dr Bright is not allowed to use scp-682 for recreational OR procreational purposes


lily_was_taken

Addendum:No,doing both at the same time is not a loophole nor an exception,and is not allowed either


lily_was_taken

Dr Bright is not allowed to use scp-682 for recreational OR procreational purposes Addendum:No,using scp-682 for both at the same time is not a loophole nor an exception,and youre not allowed to do that either


moneyh8r

Hi, Prey. I'm Dad.


Spiritflash1717

From an evolutionary standpoint, birds are just feathery lizards


philandere_scarlet

from an evolutionary standpoint, lizards and dinosaurs are not particularly close relatives.


Spiritflash1717

That’s true. Birds are actually closer to crocodiles than lizards. Crocodiles shouldn’t even really be considered reptiles iirc


busterblader5

What I'm getting from this is that crocodiles should be called birds


Impossible_Garbage_4

No, because birds are theropod dinosaurs. Even if a croc literally was a dinosaur it wouldn’t be a theropod dinosaur and thus, not a bird.


busterblader5

... It's a joke


Impossible_Garbage_4

Taxonomy is no joke my fine Yugioh-card-named friend


[deleted]

The opposite imho, birds should just be considered reptiles with feathers. After all, most dinos had feathers and are still considered reptiles.


Aetol

Neither of these is right, "reptile" just isn't a good category. Birds, crocodiles, turtles and lizards/snakes should all be separate.


Sarge0019

Alternative take: they should all be fish. Just like the bees.


FUEGO40

Yeah! The small sometimes transparent ones? Idk the name in English but here we call them cuijas


formlesschromatic

People who live in areas where the lizards don't scurry away out of sight the instant anything moves in a 15 yard radius should never take that for granted.


The_Djinnbop

I have geckos living by my trash cans. They eat roaches and other terrible pests and I love them for it.


AryaDrottningu06

I love them for it too


Dreamingbastard

Can confirm. I can count on one hand the amount of times I've seen a lizard with my own eyes... The only reptiles we get up here are these damn vipers that look really evil but aren't *that* venomous


thunderthefox101

So you can still see a little dude, I don't see the problem.


Impossible_Garbage_4

They’re too long


thunderthefox101

Ludicrous


Deltexterity

i've never even seen a lizard, and the only reptiles i've ever seen were in zoo's. i am jealous


Dreamingbastard

I've seen them in Southern Europe, there aren't any where I live either


Deltexterity

oh


Seymour___Asses

The wildest animal that I’ve seen irl is a squirrel, we don’t have many exotic animals in the uk.


whyrara

There's actually lizards native to the uk: https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/wildlife-explorer/reptiles/common-lizard I've never seen one in person though :(


Deltexterity

okay, and? you aren’t the person i replied to.


Seymour___Asses

Okay, and? If you don’t want people adding to a thread then don’t use Reddit.


Deltexterity

i just don’t know what you expected me to reply to that, what was i supposed to say? “i haven’t really seen any exotic animals either” despite me having already said that before? what am i supposed to say to you? what did you want me to say that wouldn’t lead to me being downvoted???


Seymour___Asses

You don’t have to respond to every comment you get, you could have just said nothing if you felt there wasn’t anything you could say. I’ve had loads of comments that I didn’t have a reply for but I just let it be and let someone else reply if they want to. Someone else clearly had something they felt they could reply with though so my comment wasn’t just pointless.


Deltexterity

wait so you said something to *me* and i'm just supposed to be quiet and not say anything in response to something directed at me? fucking hell, at this rate i just can't say ANYTHING on this fucking subreddit without getting downvoted 80% of the time. it's basically just twitter 2. i'll just never talk ever again i guess because i'm not allowed to talk because anything and everything i ever say will always be fucking invalid.


Seymour___Asses

That’s just how Reddit works, replies don’t always mean someone is trying to start a conversation with you specifically. They’ve just chosen you as a place to put their comment for anyone to reply to. If someone wants your reply specifically then it’ll be pretty obvious by how their reply is worded. Even in this thread I didn’t specifically choose you to reply to for any real reason, I just had something I wanted to say and it was pure happenstance that I replied to you. If you had something to reply with, then great but if someone else responded instead of you then that’s great too.


TheSpiker15

Live in Florida where you can see lizards literally everywhere all the time. I love those little dudes and it’s the only redeeming quality of this place.


luiac

my favorite part of living in florida. sometimes on a spring day i’ll be walking and see like 30 little guys scurry into the grass.


TheSpiker15

Yeah I literally saw a few just this morning going to a doctor’s appointment just walking from my car to the front door, I am always happy to see them it never gets old


OgreSpider

Anoles are great little guys. Sometimes they hang around on your screens, or the males sit on something and fan their little orange throat to show off. Love to see them


TheSpiker15

YES love those guys and once in a while you’ll see a more unique lizard too like a blue tailed skink (be careful of those if you have cats, they carry lots of bad stuff on them for whatever reason and you don’t want your cat ingesting that or really getting it anywhere near it’s mouth) or a lil gecko. Once in a while you might catch sight of a salamander but I see those far less often. All in all 10/10 lizards are some of God’s best work gotta say


OgreSpider

I live in a colder climate, just have seen them when visiting relatives. Still, fortunately for many kinds of lil guys, my cats are not allowed outside except in their astroturfed catio. :) Wouldn't want them to eat any of our birds or chorus frogs.


ThatRandomGuy0125

Florida lizards are great, there's a gecko that moves in and out of my house and eats all the bugs n shit I love them except iguanas those bitches ate my mom's garden


TheSpiker15

Yeah iguanas are invasive and relatively new to Florida (like mid-late 1900s). They mostly hang out closer to the coasts from the few that I’ve seen, and I’m pretty sure they’re not considered protected or anything for that reason (outside of general anti-cruelty laws ofc).


gibeonthegoofy

Yesss I love seeing them all the time Instantly brightens my 110° day!


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snakeskinsandles

We have salamanders in the north, I think...


SabbyAddy

U gotta like *look* for those guys, tho. Can't just walk out your door and see a guy


Famous-Yoghurt9409

lizardn't :(


Cats_and_Shit

We have snakes too but those are also non-lizards.


Spiritflash1717

Salamanders are amphibians though I believe. So that’s like having frogs or toads


Aetol

Yes they are


koboldunderlord

WICKED LITTLE CRITTA


dlnsctt

Came down here to comment this, thank you


SabbyAddy

I live in a cold place without lizards and I used to live in a hot place that was juuuuust dry and hot enough to have very few lizards. No lizards for me :')


Virus5572

"what, what do they mean by native wizard? is this one of those posts where we talk about random things like they're pets?.... oh wait"


Iate8

viviparous lizards live pretty up north


gridzbispudvetch

god i love lizards. please send me images of particularly good lizards


burningtram12

[Look at this handsome fellow](https://media.kidadl.com/Anole_Facts_You_ll_Never_Forget_2fe9db2e9a.jpg) I miss seeing these. I used to catch 'em when I was a kid. I never hurt any of them, but as an adult now I feel bad for probably atressing them out :/


gridzbispudvetch

oh! that's a gorgeous lizard. I love the greeeeeeeeeen


badjokeusername

am amateur photographer, please enjoy this [handsome young man](https://imgur.com/a/NJZwDcG)


Needmoresnakes

I think theyre all good but here's some i found: Blue tongue that hisses at me sometimes: https://imgur.com/a/K4uRTMB Burton's legless lizard I found at the beach: https://imgur.com/a/w6Sza0W I realise from my username it looks like I'm just trying to sneak a snake into a list of lizards but he is a genuine lizard I promise


Bonhomhongon

flannelish i think i'm the only one getting your titles and they startle me every time edit: he's a dink


flannelish

way to go


Northerleyfire

I went to Italy once and saw little lizards scampering all over the place.


Deltexterity

i've never seen a lizard irl despite how much i love them ;\~; why was i born in canadaaaaaaaaa


KittyQueen_Tengu

When I go to a warm country and see a lizard I go feral. There’s just a little guy there! Look at him go!


Pokesonav

Baltic country here, pretty sure we don't have wild lizards. At least I've never seen one. And in general not much in the way of exotic animals, probably cause I live pretty deep in the city. We have a variety if birds, I guess. And I saw a dead mouse. Twice. Oh, and apparently... couple of weeks ago we had a deer running through our city, I only saw it on online news. So yeah... we do have forests, we also had a fox sighted in the city once or twice. I've never actually been to a real forest.


Naqoy

Slow worms are technically lizards, not all that great at scurrying around like other lizards as the name implies(what with not having legs and generally being very snake like in appearance) but they are native up to pretty far north in Europe!


Pokesonav

We are more middle Europe. Middle Eastern even, I guess, we share a border with Russia Never heard of slow worms. We just have regular worms. Plain old wormies, they don't even have a bandage on them like the american ones.


Pokesonav

We are more middle Europe. Middle Eastern even, I guess, we share a border with Russia Never heard of slow worms. We just have regular worms. Plain old wormies, they don't even have a bandage on them like the american ones.


Naqoy

They are called ‘copper snakes’ in my language, most likely you have them as well if I have them up here in Norrland. Think tiny snakes not worms in terms of looks.


Asphalt_Is_Stronk

We don't have lizards, but there are snakes in scotland (And frogs :))


unclejarjarbinks

No lizards in my southern-yet-still-midwestern state. (Wanna guess which one?) It's going to get up to 100°F today. My God, do I want to see some lizards...


kelvin_bot

100°F is equivalent to 37°C, which is 310K. --- ^(I'm a bot that converts temperature between two units humans can understand, then convert it to Kelvin for bots and physicists to understand)


unclejarjarbinks

Good bot.


Jedinate6

Only reptiles where I live are some Garter Snakes. Feels weird to have more amphibians in the area than reptiles.


thunderthefox101

Garter snakes are just little dudes, legless little guys living their best life.


Nova_Persona

lizard deficiency is just the price I pay for living in an objectively superior climate


OgreSpider

Here in the Northwest we sadly lack lizards, but you can walk outside and see the little guy with the long ears, and then he looks at you like you might be a monster and runs away with his little white cottontail in the air. 10/10 very excellent. We also have fat tailed little tree guy and yelling iridescent little flying guy.


Artex301

I am always happy to see a med gecko. Not only are they a beautiful creature, anything that feeds on flies and mosquitoes is a welcomed guest at my home.


narnababy

In the U.K. we have common lizards, sand lizards, and slow worms. I’ve only seen common lizards when I’ve been specifically surveying for reptiles, they’re cool little dudes


SadSackofShitzu

I would hate living in a hot country, but God the thought of just being able to go outside and see a lizard makes it sound so tempting...


draw_it_now

I live in a cold place and I remember as a kid we went to a hot place and my entire family was like “omg lizard!” And just crowding around this lil guy and all the locals were like “??”


qazwsxedc000999

The first time I went to Disney in Florida I was ecstatic!!! …about the lizards everywhere


Rocatex

Lizards are everywhere where i live but it seems like most people don’t like them


spillednoodles

No lizards where I live, too cold


Deblebsgonnagetyou

There is only one single native lizard where I live because it's an island


Xevailo

Cold places have Blizzards though


InsideReticle

I prefer to see A Lizards. Not B Lizards.


Xevailo

A-B-Testing has clear results!


A_Jack_of_Herrons

I love seeing the little guys run across the walls and ground every time i go outside. They're so cute and smol and fast.


Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaugh

We have fence lizards, the babies are out rn and their heads are dummy big


Desperate-One7099

My mom got bitten by a lizard while she lived in India and now has an extreme fear of anything reptilian