Wordful Wednesday-Animal Incidents

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You know how some weeks are just weird?

Last week was one of them.

It was abnormal in that we had some (plural) “animal” incidents.

First, we had a whole slew of baby lizards hatch. I think they hatch, anyway. However they come to be, we woke up one morning and there were a bunch of baby lizards outside. The weird part is that suddenly my kids wanted to hold-and-touch-and-keep-for-pets these baby lizards.

And then, I walked down my hallway and found a little bit of the outside, in. And, let me tell you….wild birds are not the easiest critters to politely ask to leave. That bird hung out for far too long before Jeff got home and got him/her out. My attempts were fruitless.

I’m done with wild critters. I don’t want a lizard for a pet, and if a bird never flies into my house again, I won’t complain.
So, here’s to a new week. With no animal incidents involved.


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    LifeAtTheCircus.com says

    Wow! What a week! I bet you'll be talking about the time the wild bird flew in your house for years to come!

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    Momisodes says

    WOW! Baby lizards. At least they eat bugs ๐Ÿ™‚

    Sounds like you had quite a few unwelcome guests. Hope this week will be critter free.

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    Melissa says

    Oh those baby lizards are so cute.
    Maybe it's because I have a new born though and am all baby crazy at the moment.
    I can't believe that bird flew into your house.
    That's amazing.
    Did it poop anywhere?
    I hope not.

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    Krisha says

    we had a baby gecko in our house the other morning! Not sure how that happened…. Luckily, we didn't have a hard time catching it.

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    Jennifer says

    What's funny is, I like birds, really, I do. But the thought of having a bird in my house creeps me out. I can't think too long about it before I start to get the heebie jeebies. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    jenn says

    The lizard is so tiny. Very cool in a picture, but it would creep me out if I saw it in person. I'm not a reptile person. (And lizards are always getting into our office building at work. Eek!)

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    Kim says

    Oh my goodness.. they are sooo cute.. but I am glad my four year old is sleeping so he doesn't get any ideas!! (I would be too afraid!) ๐Ÿ™‚

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    BoufMom9 says

    Those lizards are so cute! i can't believe how little they are! WOW!

    And, as for the bird… we have had that too and I'll tell you what, I'll take that over the darn BATS that keep getting into my home. UGH!

    Happy WW!

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    JamericanSpice says

    I agree. no birds or lizards!

    *shiver* @ lizards ๐Ÿ™‚

    Here's to a new week. lol (I'm reading the comments)

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    Run DMT says

    My oldest daughter loves to catch lizards. I discovered a baby lizard in her room the other day. Yuck. Happy WW!

    When you visit for WW, be sure to check out my giveaways.

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    Sherry at EX Marks the Spot says

    I agree with a previous comment: I don't do critters/creatures very well, at least not on purpose. They're always around, though.

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    Nina says

    I am so not a fan of critters especially in my house. The lizards did look pretty cool but that would be as far as that goes.

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    Nicole says

    What a teeny lizard! And as for the wild bird , I've had one in the house previously and it creeped the heck out of me!

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    Scary Mommy says

    I am always afraid of letting a bird into my house. I have horrible memories of a bat getting in my home when I was two and scaring us all to death!!

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    Jen says

    Oh wow, that is weird. I can't believe that you got a bird in your house. How did you get it out. I bet that is a great story.

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    Sweet Annabelle says

    The lizards are adorable! We keep a couple of 10 gallon tanks that the boys can "make a home" in for creatures they find.

    The tanks have to stay outside, though!

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    mannequin says

    Did you inadvertently move into a wildlife refuge or something honey?

    We had a bird in our basement last week and the thing is, there is NO WAY he could have gotten in. But he did.

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    Octamom says

    We had a raccoon incident a few years back–as in, 4 little raccoons decided that my garage was the ultimate hideaway.


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    Hootin' Anni says

    I love it!!! I've seen 'wild' birds in stores a lot…but none in a home. LOL

    So, that brings me to the inevitable question: "How much bird doo doo was there, really?"

    My Wordful is all about a 'broken heart' this week. Something I found walking downtown in a construction sight that is….

    Come join me.

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    {Kiki} says

    Wow! Those are the cutest little lizards I have ever seen. I think you should keep a few. We once had a bird trapped in the fireplace chute. It died. Not sure if I would want one as a pet either. Happy WW and take care.

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    Kristin says

    That is too funny because I had animal pictures I was going to post myself, I have a bunch! But, I went with something my daughter did and will save the animal pix for next week. There will probably be more by then!

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    Erin @ Furry Murray says

    Awww, the lizards are too cute!! And birds are such a pain in the house/garage. I'm always afraid they're going to mess on my head! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) says

    Princess Nagger wants to get a pet lizard…but I say 'no thanks'. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I would have been a tad freaked out having a wild bird fly into the house – they are tough to get out again! ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy WW!

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    Get Real Girl says

    Wow, I thought I was up early this morning. . .there are a lot of Wordful Wednesday links today. I love these pictures. . .as long as the lizards and birds aren't at my house. LOL.

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    confused homemaker says

    my kids are all about toads and frogs, they just love them (so they say). we have also had birds in the house before, fun times.

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    Frugal Fritzie says

    Aww, what a itty bitty lizard! And we had a bird in our house when I was a kid, it was big drama getting that poor little feller back outdoors lol

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    Lula! says

    You know what Heather says about birds…"They'll poke your eyes out!"


    Lizards would probably poke 'em out, too.

    I've missed you…

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    โ™ฅspoiled mommyโ™ฅ says

    Oh my kids would have been laughing their butt off about the bird inside the house.
    Too funny.

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    Justine says

    Aw, the lizards are too damn cute, Angie! Did you see the one I posted on my blog days ago? he was on Madison's arm and actually crawled into her hair. Too cute!

    How the hell did the bird get in the house in the first place?

    Justine ๐Ÿ˜ฎ )

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    Casey's trio says

    The baby lizards are kinda cute…I could do without the bird in the house though! You probably got some good kid entertainment out of those incidents though!

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    Peterson Family says

    A friend of a friend discovered that what they thought were squirrels in their attic were about 300 bats. I would have moved out immediately!

    They had some specialists come out and now their home is bat free. But still…creeeeeeppppyyy!

    I am pretty sure I would still have moved!

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    Cheeky Monkey says

    The only bird that ever came in my house met it's maker due to a dog that was a tad faster than I am! Yikes! We had a baby owl in our back yard yesterday, but because I don't have a grovy camera the pics didn't come out that great. Happy WW!

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    robin says

    oh my goodness… so tiny! those are probably the only kinds of lizards that don't freak me out! they're really cute!

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    Susie says

    Yeah, I am not a big fan of wild animals as pets. I like to view them where they belong…in the wild. Great pictures:-)

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    Nicole says


    My cat brought a mouse into the house last night. I yelled at him to take it back outside and to my surprise he did!!! He wasone lucky cat. Although I did have to pick the poor dead thing up off of the patio this morning. Eeeewww.

    Better luck with the critters this week!

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    T Rex Mom says

    It makes me laugh that you are getting so many wild critters living in the city. I would have thought the opposite. At least the kids thought the lizard babies were great!

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    Molly says

    The tiny lizards are adorable!
    I would totally go crazy if a bird got in my house. We had one on our porch last weekend that kept flying frantically around us, and I was freaked out!

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    Heather says

    We have an affinity for baby lizards as well. We tried keeping one once and he did live for quite some time. The bird would have sent me packing.

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    girlytwins says

    I think I would have been ok with the baby lizards but definitely not with the bird in my house ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Steph at Problem Solvin' Mom says

    Oh wow, those lizards are adorable but I'm sure that bird was not a happy camper (or you either, so glad you managed to get it out eventually!)

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    Oysterblogger says

    I loved this post. Kids do get fascinated with stuff. I currently have a bucket of grasshopers and jars everywhere with alive or half dead or dead insects. And of course the mice outside we poisoned in our windowells they just loved watching them die. Uh oh! Glad you got the bird out. Birds do freak me out!

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    Carissa(GoodnCrazy) says

    I'm late… (technical difficulties today…) but my first post of what will probably need to be 17 total.. of the MEGA family road trip.. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Would you like a bat in your house? Or Squirrels roosting in your attic? Or a giant bigger than I ever want to see again in my life beetle called a STAG beetle?? I think your teeny tiny birdy is NOT a big deal.. could soooo be worse! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Live.Love.Eat says

    I get SUCH a kick out of things like this. l love seeing all the lizards around and saving them from inside the patio and saving the little tiny frogs from chlorine overload in the pool. But the bird, now that's not something I have ever encountered in the house.

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    Kathleen W. says

    Aahhgh! We had a bat in our bedroom one New Years Eve (messed up our plans, trying to get that thing out) and I was freaked out for a few night that it was going to get back in (it didn't). I love animals, but just not in my house (save for cats and dogs).

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    Sera says

    We actually had a couple lizards as pets, and my husband had one for a class pet in his classroom last year (he loves reptiles). I think the baby lizards are super cute, but I definitely prefer to look at them OUTside. And as for the wild bird – I think I would have left the house for the day! Freaky!

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    Kathy B! says

    I hope the little bird-friend didn't poop anywhere! Bird poop is very acidic and etches wood and makes terrible stains on upholstery… Please don't ask how I know of such things!

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    Jackie says

    LOL! That was funny! I know I am way down on the comment list… but your wild bird reminded me of one that flew into our house. My husband was home, but I was still freaking out.

    You wrote about that so calmly… I was shrieking because we had no way to keep him contained. He was in the kitchen, and I just hoped he didn't find his way upstairs! ๐Ÿ™‚ Dh eventually directed him with a tennis racket, out the side door… (kind of like directing an airplane pulling in and out of a gate).

    He didn't hit him I promise, though visions of badminton and a "birdy" did enter my mind. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Sam_I_am says

    my mom had a hummingbird fly into her house. It took her an hour to get it back out. Those lizards are really cute though.

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    Jamie says

    UGH! Lizards and birds! 2 of my least favorite creatures! Especially birds in the house… they are IMPOSSIBLE to get out! I'm hoping this week is less eventful in the animal sense for you ๐Ÿ™‚

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    CC says

    No thanks to all of the above animals!

    We just went camping and had a "screened" gazebo. The problem was that it kept all the bugs (and birds!) trapped INSIDE!! Never again.

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    Jenners says

    Oh…I don't DO lizards. And birds are really really hard to get out of the house. I had a hummingbird fly into my garage and he couldn't figure out how to fly out. He was totally panicked. I felt terrible.

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