The other day I opened the front door to retrieve a package from the front step and a lizard must have taken that opportunity to dart inside the house because soon after I closed the door I heard Alexander hollering, "There's a lizard in the hallway!"
"What?" Zoë yelled and then her shrieks joined Alexander's hollers. "There's a lizard in the hallway!"
And then Benjamin began bellowing along with them: "There's a lizard in the hallway!"
So apparently there was a lizard in the hallway.
It cornered itself in the pantry and I trapped it under an old Cool Whip container and then we worked a thin piece of cardboard under it, just like we'd do for a bug (though for bugs we often just use paper). I carried it outside and put it in a bucket for the kids to observe for a little while before we set it loose.