Do you see what I mean? It sits comfortably on the page or in the ear, and doesn't try to throw its weight about.
It's true there are a few poisonous lizards (though only one, the Komodo dragon:
that's likely to eat you). Mostly, unless you're very small indeed or have just laid a clutch of eggs, lizards are harmless enough .
Even if you can't bring yourself to appreciate their beauty:
This is a collared lizard. It's the state reptile of Oklahoma.
then you can always be glad they haven't grown into dinosaurs, can't you.
Though come to think about it, I did once have an editor I used to call Godzilla...
Word To Use Today: lizard. This word comes via the Old French from the Latin word lacerta.