Monday, September 17, 2007
Okay Gecko Geeks, I Need Your Opinion
I worked in the yard all day yesterday cleaning out more planted beds that had disappeared beneath invading grass and weeds. I also washed two reluctant retrievers and cleaned off the porch with hose, deck brush, and soap. Then there was machete work (Yes!) that needed to be done. Alot of my palms needed their bangs trimmed, so I roamed around the place swinging my blade like Jungle Jim ... 'member him?
Anyway, the point is this ... it was one heck of a hot, thickly humid day and I was working like an endentured worker on a South Florida sugar plantation. Surely, I deserved some kind of reward.
As I was hosing off my portable plastic sawhorses, (the free ranging chickens had roosted on them) out popped this gecko.
I chased him around a bit before catching him and bringing him in for a visit. He's an exotic, but a relatively harmless one as Florida invasives go ... am I making excuses because he's so cute.
Not sure... could be.
Apparently geckos are perfectly adapted to kitchen placemat habitats. He seemed to blend right in.
Okay, gecko geeks, is this a Mediterranean Gecko or something else?
I'm not a gecko expert.
MONDAY EVENING UPDATE: I'M PRETTY SURE THIS IS A MEDITERRANEAN GECKO .