Florida is home to beautiful weather, amazing culture, Walt Disney World and millions of little lizards running around everywhere!

No matter what part of Florida you’re in, you will see lizards. These little guys love gardens, trees, plants and getting their sun tan on while laying on the sidewalks. Lizards love to bask (layout in the sun) so this is why you will see them in the direct sunlight.

Should You Pick Them Up?

Every kid (adults & pets too) loves to chase these little guys around. The odds of someone catching them are extremely slim. However, if you do catch one, be gentle. If you put on in your hand, they like their back rubbed gently. Once you’re done holding the lizard, put it back where you found it since its family is likely nearby.

 

Why Are They Helpful?

They eat the insects that we don’t like! Spiders, mosquitoes, and flies! More reasons why you need to move to Florida!

Do They Bite?

Yes if you pick up a lizard, there’s a good chance it will bite you. Will it hurt? No, it will feel like a soft pinch.

 

Are They Venomous?

No, you will not need to go see a doctor if you are bitten by a lizard. We recommend you wash your hands with soap and water and rub some alcohol on the area that is bitten if anything. They are not harmful to humans like these animals are.

 

So next time you see a lizard in Florida, just remember, they are just having fun and looking for the bugs we don’t like so don’t try to kill them.

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