How do lizards climb straight up?

They manage, probably with their incredible nails. See this pic of the lizard climbing straight up a brick & concrete wall, and another one, from a previous seige, where he’s climbing straight up the wall.

From this site, it says that "even large adults can ascend vertical tree trunks with ease."

Given what I’ve seen of them climbing vertical walls, I believe it.

I think it took so long getting out because

a. it was stunned when it fell off the roof, and then the walls when it tried climbing up and fell down a few times.

b. there were no obvious ways out that it could find. Remember, it had previously found an escape route through our house and that exit was no longer available.

But that’s just me guessing.

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