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!