My disclaimer is this: I did not come upon the scene until the lizard was already in the bowl. I am assuming that the tail was harmed in the capture since the tail was present - but I do not support the maiming of said creatures. We see lizards ALL THE TIME. Big, small, quick, lazy-- but this was quite a distinctly patterned one and so they decided to trap it and have a closer inspection. After an afternoon of observation I casually mentioned that his family might be missing him so they let him go. Later that evening I find the tail next to the fruit bowl. Charming.