I read someone’s blog some time ago (forgotten who) on how he/she managed to have a lizard free room simply by placing an empty egg shell in the room. I was skeptical at first. I wondered if it involved some kind of jampi. Anyway, I told my mom about it and she placed two empty chicken egg shells at the toilet’s window where there used to be lizards all the time.
It has been two days and I have not seen any lizards around there ever since. I really wonder if this method really works. If it really does work, why are lizards afraid of chicken egg shells?
I thought for a while and came up with a possible reason. Those egg shells may look like bird’s eggs. Lizards should be afraid of birds, since I wouldn’t mind feasting on lizards if I were a bird. Therefore, lizards will run and hide when they see an egg, thinking that it could be a bird’s egg.
The eggs were only placed there for two days and this cannot be used as a strong proof that lizards are afraid of eggs. Anyway, I may try placing a few eggs at other places known to be popular lizard hangout places such as the kitchen, garage and occasionally my room. If no more lizards are seen after that, I may conclude that lizards are afraid of “empty chicken egg shells”.
Sounds like a science project to me. LOL. Have you tried or heard a similar story in the past? What are your findings?
Added: Seems like peacock feathers may scare lizards away as well. Does that strengthen my suggestion that lizards stay away because they thought that there are birds nearby?