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Lazarus Lizards

by Michelle


Lazarus Lizards
By: Michelle Schmahl
How did I get here?
I am originally from Italy. I was brought back to Cincinnati, Ohio with some of my relatives by a 10-year-old child named George Rau Jr. George was the step-son of Fred Lazarus, who is part of the famous Lazarus Family in Cincinnati. I was released from their home in Torrence Court which is a suburb of Hyde Park.
"I'm a long way from home!"
I have other names too...
By American herpetologists, I am called the European Wall Lizard. By European herpetologists, I am called the Common Wall Lizard.

The residents of Cincinnati began to call Torrence Court, the place I was released, "Lizard Hill" because my family grew so large in number.