It's been more than 5 years and I still suck at you. I just started playing and it was smooth sailing until I got here. Now I'm struggling to beat this lizard again.
Side note, no trophies for speed runs or 100% completion for Sly 1, the only thing that they give trophies for are beating bosses, collecting parts of the book from the safes, and then learning new moves from the bosses. Pretty sweet, because I hated those timed runs, thought they were just this side of impossible.