These cute translucent little lizards lurk on porch walls in the
evening, usually by a lamp, ready to scarf up any little bug lured in by
They're my night lizards.
Gecko feet are amazing things; look at how they cling to
the wall. When you walk up and startle them, sometimes they freeze and
stare at you, but usually they run away so fast you aren't sure which
way they went. Think about that - they're running across a wall,
sometimes upside-down on the ceiling, and so far, I haven't seen one
The next time a gecko pauses near you, take a close look at it. Many of
their insides are visible through their translucent skin.
Here's a gecko on a finger. They're quite harmless, although
they'd prefer you think otherwise.
When a cornered gecko is afraid of you, and you won't leave it alone,
sometimes it will open it's mouth and try to scare you. If you stick
your finger in there, or as I've seen some kids do, an earlobe, the
gecko will chomp down and hold on for a while. Humm... gecko earrings. To me, it's a little
pinch; they don't' bite very hard.
I found these gecko eggs, so of course had to hold on to them until they
hatched. See how tiny the baby gecko hatchling in my hand is? I stuck the dime
there to give you a better idea of the size of the gecko eggs and gecko
If you know someone who dislikes geckos or is afraid of them, show them
this picture of the gecko eating the spider. I think of them as little
house guardians keeping eating many creepy-crawlies that might
otherwise find a way in, like this