Squee Sunday: Baby gecko

For once, I took the photos myself.

We’ve had a gecko living in our sitting room for a month or so. S/he is mostly invisible, hiding behind pictures or furniture, but coming our in the late evening. Inevitably s/he leaves a little – um – manure on the walls, but we don’t mind because a) it’s easily cleaned, b) s/he is seriously cute and c) s/he mostly seems to eat mosquitoes. Yay for ecological pest control!


My son left a large, empty glass on his desk overnight, and in the morning found the gecko had somehow fallen in and couldn’t climb out. I couldn’t resist taking photos before letting him/her go. Unfortunately I had the wrong setting for the white balance, and this is the best correction I can manage with GIMP. S/he is a much prettier colour, honestly.

Posted by sheila

Sheila came to La Palma with a six month contract and has stayed 24 years so far. She used to work as a software engineer at the observatory, but now she's a writer and Starlight guide.

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