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!