Wild lizard very hurt

redsn8k

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Hi. I am a member of this forum for our pet tortoise.

My son accidentally stepped on a fence lizard today when it jumped out of a bush when he was walking by. It severely injured his head and blinded one eye. However he is still alive. I cannot see him getting better and if I put him outside he will be eaten alive. He cannot move in a straight line, runs in circles with his head cocked.

I think I need to put him down but want to do it the most humane way possible. Does anyone have a thought?
 

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The fastest way is to cut its head off . I know its bad but its fast and almost painless.
 

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I have heard people say the freezer is most humane before but not sure if that is true.

I would like to avoid the head idea. My wife want me to just put it outside for nature to take its course.
 

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The chopping its head off is actually the most humane way
 

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Most vets will take care of wild animals for free. If you take it in they can euthanize it humanely.
 

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Re: RE: Wild lizard very hurt

redsn8k said:
I have heard people say the freezer is most humane before but not sure if that is true.

I would like to avoid the head idea. My wife want me to just put it outside for nature to take its course.

That is actually a very painful way.
 

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yeah, the freezing way has been found to be the less desirable/less humane way.....if you cut the head, be prepared for the two parts to move a bout a bit before silence arrives--I only say this so you are prepared and not further freaked out.
 

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tffnytorts said:
That is actually a very painful way.

I don't agree. Not for an ectotherm. Very much so for an endotherm.
 

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