Yes, you are right, it's a lizard.
I spelled "hillo monster" incorrectly. The correct spelling is "gilo monster". Those are also lizards, and their saliva is
poisonous, and they have short tails like yours. Your lizard looked like a gilo monster, but it could very well be just a regular lizard.
Thank you Mehrdad. I love animals, even lizards.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe