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.
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