Lizards have followed me to Maryland

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Real Estate Agent with Century 21 New Millennium

It is no secret that I am petrified of lizards.  I have a clinically diagnosable phobia (and that's my professional opinion).  Usually this only becomes a problem when I going home to visit my parents in Jamaica or my sister-in-law in Florida.  Luckily we don't have lizards in Maryland - or so I thought!

The first time I realized that there were lizards in Maryland was just over 2 years ago in a vacant house in Southern Maryland.

Until recently I thought that it was a fluke.  However, I am beginning to see them more and more.  On a vacation in Williamsburg there were several on the patio of the hotel.

This week we've seen a lizard outside my garage, i've seen one running along the side of my friend's house, and today I almost had a heart attack when one ran into the garage of a house I was previewing in Beechtree, Upper Marlboro. 

Where were all these lizards hiding for the past 18 years?  Why have they chosen now to haunt me?

Has anyone else seen an increase in these nasty creatures running around?

I thought I had moved far enough North to not have to live with the fear of finding a lizard in my house.  I am beginning to realize that Maryland is not far enough. 

Canada here I come!

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Rainmaker
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Dr. Stacey-Ann Baugh
A doctor who makes house calls.
Century 21 New Millennium

Chris - I cannot imagine seeing lizards as cute.  I'm not fond of spiders either.

Susan - that's how they are in Jamaica.  I hate them running around the house (i'd rather have the mosquitos).

Emily - I suspect I will need therapy for the phobia to go away.  I didn't think the lizards could survive the winters here in DC.  I hope you are right that seeing the lizards means good fortune.

August 28, 2010 09:08 AM
Rainmaker
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William James Walton Sr.
Greater Waterbury Real Estate
WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group

Are you serious, Stacey? Really??? Oh, my. That's something you have to either get over or deal with. You don't have to like them, but moving all the way to Canada isn't an option ;-)

August 29, 2010 12:00 AM
Rainmaker
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Shar Sitter
Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis/ St. Paul, M
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Stacy, I feel about snakes as you dowith lizards. And I know I can never out run snakes, they are everywhere. Lizards I don't have a problem with, the little gecko guys that I see when I am down in Florida are so cute. Minnesota may be safe, I haven't seen any lizards here!

August 29, 2010 12:16 PM
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Martha Brown
Your Homes Around Annapolis Agent
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Annapolis MD 21403

Too funny Stacey Ann though I know it is not funny to you. Yes we have them here as you are finding out. They move quick and are harmless and I even have one hanging around my house this year for some strange reason. But I must say I will take them over a snake any day and I have those here too! Ugh

August 29, 2010 07:36 PM
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William - Therapy would be the only way to get over it at this point

Shar - Minnesota might be another option if my husband won't go for Canada :-)

Martha - It just seems like they are way more of them this year.  I'm not fond of snakes either.

August 29, 2010 10:18 PM
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