Lizards of Louisiana

This is an image of a lizard I took scaling the wall of the Highland Coffeehouse next to LSU last Sunday (1/22/2006). Can anyone help me identify it? It’s skin was bumpy with little white bits popping up over it. Cute little critter!


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5 comments to Lizards of Louisiana

  • Marcos

    It’s a gecko

  • Anonymous

    I also saw this lizard in Shreveport Highland area, on July 6th, 2013. I would like to know if it is poisonous, because I didn’t kill it because it was so unusual looking. I have small children and it was in my front yard. Now I’m wondering if I should have killed it.

  • I’m glad you didn’t kill it. I’m certain that human children are much more dangerous than these lizards. I commend you for showing compassion and interest in unusual looking creatures.

  • kerrisa

    I found several today on the hotel I am staying at in Houma

  • Kellie Petitfils

    Why in heaven’s name would you want to kill it?

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