Our garage is attached to the house, but you have to go outside to go into the garage (make sense?)
Our garage has been known to harbor critters I don't necessarily want to see (mice) so when I go into the garage, I go in with tunnel vision, with only the task at hand that I want to accomplish. Throw a load of laundry in, take it out of the dryer, put things in the recycle bins, that sort of thing. I don't look around because I don't want to see anything that is going to make me shriek and scare me half to death.
So about a week ago I threw a load of laundry in and hubby later threw it into the dryer. He asked me a bit later "how was your friend in the garage?"
I'm like "what?"
He said "you're friend."
I said "I saw nothing" and explained my tunnel vision to him.
He then proceeded to tell me in our utility sink, in which the washer drains into, was a lizard with soap on it. It obviously had been in there while the load was being washed.
He got a pair of gloves on and picked it up and took it outside, put it by some bushes and it scampered away. I was surprised it had the stamina to do so.
What really surprised me of its tenacity to live was a few days later I was out in the garage waiting for a load to finish and I saw the water being drained out of the washer and it came up about 2/3 of the sink. How the lizard managed to stay alive when he was in the sink with all that water, I'm not 100% sure.
I still go into the garage with tunnel vision.
I do hope the lizard learned his lesson and doesn't get into the sink again.