Saturday, July 11, 2009

An erstwhile bug-eating buddy

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Here is my erstwhile little buddy on the wall, near the ceiling.
He (or she) is quiet and eats mosquitoes.
In short, a good housemate.
The little one comes and goes; now you see it, now you don't.

But one day, I, barefoot, picked up something from the bathroom floor and was startled to see the creature there instead of safely on the ceiling. Eek! I reacted by scooping him up and setting him outside on the front stair.
Now I kind of regret my harsh action . . .
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For other animal tales and photos please visit the bloggers at Camera-Critters today.
UPDATE: My post on a visiting lizard who lost half a tail is here.
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19 comments:

twobarkingdogs said...

I'm not really fond of them either! Thanks for sharing a fun photo.

koala said...

There's something nice about lizards.

Robin said...

The lizards used to really creep me out - until I realized that they eat all those bugs. Now we happily coexist, though I prefer that they take the outside of the house and leave me the inside.

Snap said...

Bug eaters welcome anytime! :D

Kay said...

I think we call them gekkos. Spiders eat bugs, too but I prefer the gekkos.

Dina said...

Twobarkingdogs, I'm fond of them, but only on the ceiling, not underfoot.
Koala, you're right.

Robin, aw come on, let one in ...

Snap, yep!

Kay, you know, I even let a resident spider keep a web in the corner of my bedroom/living room, to catch any bugs.

Michele said...

Never seen a lizard of any sort out here... it's strange to see them running wild like that.
I would only see them in pet stores and that's it. Kids love them and have fun watch them happily munching on bugs...

Joy said...

I would never walk around with bare feet ever again if that happened to me!

Sue said...

We don't have those where I live. That would take some getting used to.

Thanks for sharing.

Louis la Vache said...

Given that it is a reptile that you moved, «Louis» thinks you did the right thing... «Louis» doesn't do reptiles....

Cloudia said...

We consider them lucky little housemates, Dina.

Aloha!

come see a Hawaiian Temple Wall on Sunday!

Comfort Spiral

Pietro said...

Dina, they are very pretty... outside of the house! :-)

gigihawaii said...

We call the geckos in Hawaii. Killing them brings bad luck, I am told.

jali blog said...

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Naomi said...

It's good the gekko's tail didn't stay squirming in your hand!
We had lots of them in the bures in Fiji when we were there on vacation. They make a high pitched trilling noise.

Maria said...

Nice little fellow, your lizard! I like him!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Dina: Neat capture of the little lizard.

Reader Wil said...

We called this little one a "tchischak" in Indonesia! He was our frienly lizard who caught mozzies.

Betty Welch said...

The lizard is a skink. I think I have spelled that correctly. We have them here in the Houston area. They eat bugs and the one bug I appreciate them eating is the roaches. I haven't had to spray the house for roaches in years. Mostly I see them at night around the outside of the house.