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A couple weeks ago Susan came home to find a tell-tale lizard tail on the kitchen floor, but unlike the last time when Jiggy brought a tail and its lizard inside, the rest of the reptile was nowhere in sight so we figured (hoped) that Jiggy had just brought the tail indoors and the rest of the reptile escaped.

Until this morning when I found Jiggy sitting atop the picnic basket on the floor of the nook in the dining room, very keen on whatever might be underneath.

Sure enough there was the alligator lizard, who’d been there long enough to fully molt — and to grow a replacement tail!

I was happy to find it in such decent health and after I shooed Jiggy away was able to catch it up in a Mason jar and release it outside.