An African lizard lives in my bathroom. He regularly scares the crap out of me. He is very fast, he has suction cups on all eighteen of his little fingers (or does he really have twenty), and he can run up walls and down, onto the ceiling, wherever he pleases. He is about 4 inches long. He is tan and brown and green in color, appears only at night, and when he is not running full speed across the walls and ceiling, sits perfectly still and stares at me, blinking. He looks right through me. He always disappears into the hole in the wall near the pipes to the tub. I imagine he has a nice home in there. I don’t see him every night, and I always guard myself against the appearance of the darting lizard.
I have tried to take a clear picture for the past two weeks, but he is too fast. Tonight, he posed for a moment.
Meet the little bugger who lives in my bathroom.