Just before the weather turned colder, we released our little Lucky Lizard in the backyard. His tail was growing back and he seemed to have adjusted to his missing back foot.
It took a couple weeks of persuasion, but the kids finally agreed to set him free without crying about it. So one afternoon we gathered together, and released Lucky onto the trumpet plant in the backyard, in hopes that he will peek at us through the kitchen window occasionally.
It has been a week and we have not seen our little reptile friend. I hope he is doing well and we made the right decision. His tank still sits empty, and the kids ask when we will get hermit crabs.