Thursday, May 4, 2017

Night Visitors




Two heads peeking out.


Every Night I am entertained
 by watching this group of geckos
hunt insects beneath my porch light.
I always hang a wooden sign or floral for them
to hide behind. This year I have counted four
at one time but there may be more under the foliage
or on the other side.

It is hard to get a shot through the blinds
- the slightest movement and they hide.

There is never a bug to be seen 
near the light. They are great hunters.
I know they retreat to a space inside my garage wall
which should bother me, 
but I never see them in the garage at all.
Once, years ago, a baby gecko was trapped 
right inside the garage door opening.
Fearing he would be crushed,
we tried scooting him outside 
with a small branch. He/she reared up on it's hind legs
and screamed. The kids and I freaked and 
no one has ever believed us that he made noise.
Tonight while trying to identify what type of gecko I have
( I couldn't) I did come across a quote
about a mediterranean house
gecko commonly found here, that said they do indeed 
squeal or bark when threatened.
I knew it!







4 comments:

Jill said...

Neat! Our cat will kill gecko looking lizzards once in awhile here but I'm not sure what they are. That's great they are bug killers.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

We have a few that hang out near our front door under the shutters on the windows. I love to watch them! Did not know they could scream...yikes!

Kit said...

Sooo cute! My daughter raised anoles when she was in high school. :) Kit

Karen Ann said...

Adorable!