Children 1; Geckos 0

As long-time readers of this blog know, our house is shared with geckos. The general feeling of those who live around us is that this is a good thing, as geckos eat ants and mosquitoes and such. Earlier this evening, Jacen started yelling about a gecko, and sure enough he found one in the bathroom. With a bit of work, he trapped it. And my ever-fearless daughter promptly picked it up. It seems that once a gecko is cornered, he goes into possum-mode, making it easy to pick up.

090312 Gecko

2 comments:

Kevin said...

Yeah, they show up in all kinds of places. We have had several take a ride on the hood of the truck and then just yesterday we found one in the cab. We were parked so I promptly got out and went to the back and grabbed him and tossed him out of the truck. He in the middle of all the excitement must have felt very threatened and threw his tail away. The kids were a little weirded out by the whole drop your tail and run defense mechanism.

James Garriss said...

Oddly enough, none of ours has tried the tail defense bit. I wonder if there are different species of geckos, some that do and some that don't.