Brian's Travel Tips: Geckos
Trip Start Oct 30, 2012
148Trip End May 30, 2013
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Usually solitary creatures, they have decided to make our residence their little love nest. The problem being, they have quite a loud call that they generally enjoy making late at night.
Hanging from the ceiling with the greatest of ease, one wonders how. Researchers are trying to emulate the grasping ability of the geckos foot, which is apparently capable of holding several kilograms off of a glass surface.
The big one, Gerald, is always giving me the evil eye
Upon closer research on this specific species of gecko (Tokay). I found that when they bite, they will clamp on and hold for up to an hour. Forcing the gecko to prematurely release can cause him great harm. So I've stopped trying to pet Gerald...