Family Held Hostage By Pet Leopard Gecko

May 15th, 2014 | by Bill Burns

leopard gecko petWest Fargo, ND – The Taylors just wanted to get to a movie Saturday evening but ended up getting held hostage by their pet leopard gecko instead.

Friday night, the family leopard gecko got out of its cage somehow and had been lost in the house ever since.

The Taylors decided to have a family movie night and were all about to head out the door when there he suddenly was.  Bubbles, the families pet leopard gecko, was in the entryway.  He was motionless and staring at the entire family with an evil, blank stare.

Any effort a family member would make towards the door, the lizard would swiftly move and block their path thus trapping the family in the house.

The Taylors spent four entire days trapped inside their house as their pet lizard would not let them pass.

I asked why they didn’t just pick him up.

“Well, he tends to nip at your hands when you try and pick him up because he thinks your hand is food so that wasn’t an option.  He just sat there looking at us like he was going to hurt us.  We were frightened beyond belief.”

On day 4, the Taylors daughter remembered that she had a cellphone and called police.  West Fargo police sent out the SWAT team to the Taylors residence and were able to catch the lizard after a 10-hour standoff.

Nobody was injured.

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Bill grew up in one of the largest cities in the United States, Maza, North Dakota. Being a cow milker by trade, it was only after stroking thousands upon thousands of cow nipples was he able to save up enough money and move to Fargo, ND. It was here that he joined FM Observer. In his free time he enjoys carving rocking horses out of wood, healing the sick, and running marathons across oceans.