Scoop Lexi up from under her belly
Keep one hand in front of her if able.
Sit down while holding Lexi (if able)
Set Lexi down if she shows defensive behavior (tail waving, biting, screaming, grunting)
Feed her while holding her (optional)
Grab Lexi's tail
Grab Lexi's head, unless she is choking
Close your hand around Lexi's body
Try to pick Lexi up while she is hiding
Hold Lexi a long way from the floor or table if you can help it
Try to pick Lexi up if she is running away from you
Try to pick Lexi up if her tail is standing up and swaying back and forth
Drop Lexi; always keep one hand in front of her so that she doesn't fall
Hold Lexi back-side-down. Leopard geckos are not meant to be on their backs, and can sustain serious injury if held this way.