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What killed my lizard?

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    DinyDiny
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    I had a lizard in my garden, watched him grow up from 20 cm to 50 cm. He grew quite tame and watched me go past without scuttling away. Yesterday I found him dead in a cupboard, I saw his tail hanging out and thought he was having a sleep but next day he was still in the same spot. I have a rat poison under the house but I buy these huge blocks called Tomcat. I don’t think they would eat that, my chooks leave it alone.I didn’t see bite marks on his body so wondered what killed him.

    #529948
    BelBel
    Member

    Snail bait? If not on your property, perhaps someone else’s? Or perhaps he ate some mice/rats that ate the Tomcat bait. Is it the kind of poison that persists in the animal it kills? If so, there’s a good chance your lizard ate a dead/dying poisoned mouse which in turn killed it.

    #529949
    Judi BJudi B
    Keymaster

    I agree with Bel….

    Poor lizard 🙁

    #529950
    BlueWrenBlueWren
    Member

    What a shame – that’s a fair size lizard.He wasn’t just trapped in the cupboard somehow was he and starved, or no water?

    I use Racumin rat bait sachets when I have to – I was told it’s not so dangerous as the others if another creature eats a poisoned one.

    #529951
    AndreAndre
    Keymaster

    The active ingredient in Tomcat is bromethalin.

    from the net: Secondary bromethalin poisoning can occur in dogs or cats who eat a mouse killed by Bromethalin.

    I dare say the same thing occurd with your lizard .. as has already been suggested.

    🙁

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