Some species of lizards also don't have legs. Many people often mistake legless lizards as snakes. Here's how to tell them apart: Snakes don't have eyelids. Legless lizards do have eyelids and can blink, also if you grab it by the tail it'll drop off as a defense mechanism. Snakes can't shed their tails.
There are some species of gecko that do have eyelids but there are more without. The ones with eyelids still lick their eyes to help keep them clean like those that don't. Leopard geckos are a good example of a gecko that has eyelids.
Actually I can relate to having a phobia of common garden creepy-crawlies that aren't spiders (yeah, everyone is scared of those, nothing special there ) and lizards are among them, the smaller they are the worse it is for me too, I don't like the small ones since they move so quickly and can get into anything I have seen some giant ones in gardens (once in my own even, which was about 7-8 inches long) and funnily enough they didn't freak me out as much as the little ones that my damn cat insists on catching and bringing in, leaving me to get rid of them Then their tails come off and keep wriggling for ten minutes afterwards I'm not fond of frogs either, sure they look cool but I'd lose it if one jumped on me Actually, come to think of it - I don't like coming in physical contact with any animal that isn't a mammal or bird. But worms, snails and slugs are the worst for me. I despise cold, wet slimy things, and I frequently encounter them (and almost touch them) when working in the garden. I'd rather take the spiders
I actually like snails, and let them walk on my hand Slugs do give me an 'ick' reaction, I saw one yesterday, I thought it was a leaf, and it freaked me out when it curled up. I saw a pretty big lizard a few years back in my vegetable garden, it was about a foot long. I saw a pretty big snake in that area too. The worst lizards for me though, are the really big 5 inch brown/black ones. I had one on a bunk bed I used to have, and it scared the shit outta me! It looked like this [link]
I couldn't let either touch me, but I do agree slugs look a bit grosser than snails. Still, I don't like either, and they are garden-destroyers too once you get too many of them, my garden gets a lot (because I water it almost daily, so it's a "wet" environment that's ideal for them I guess) so I have to scatter some snail & slug killer pellets...to protect the garden from becoming snail-snack
The big lizard I saw is a fairly common one for Australia, one of these [link] called a Blue Tongue Lizard since it has a very bright blue tongue (which is sorta cool I guess) but seeing it dart away into a hole below the fence between the garden and the neighbours so quickly was a bit freakish My cat tried attacking it, and it snapped back at her even though it was still smaller, no harm was done though