Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Reptiles abounding

Whenever I spend time in the kitchen here, I earn a few more mosquito bites. The kitchen has the standard cinderblock-with-decorative-holes ventilation system, which is fine.

Except that the mosquitoes are fat. They're the fat stripey tropical ones that carry dengue (they don't actually carry dengue here) and that I'm a little hesitant to smack because of the mess they'll make.

And my air-conditioned, generally mosquito-free bedroom just has a couple of little flat-tailed house geckos, but this fella is proof that I'm at the bottom of the food chain when I'm in his kitchen.


He's a Tokay Gecko. That's a normal-sized (4") house gecko next to him.

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