Saturday, July 11, 2009

Okinawan Visitors....

Living on the sub-tropical island of Okinawa, there are just some things you have to get used to. The oppressive heat, the constant sweating, fruit bats, mosquitoes, even geckos! These little guys somehow manage to come into our house. I'm not sure how they do, but they do! I don't mind though. They eat mosquitoes so I allow them in the house since they do a pretty good job of getting rid of those pesky bloodsuckers.

So...wanting to capture the moment of an Okinawan gecko, I quickly snapped this picture.

Excuse the poor quality of the photo....This little guy was in our kitchen...

How would you like to have these visitors in your home?



~Chrissy

7 comments:

M.D. said...

Ahh, but you forgot the meal worms getting into a freshly opened package of flour! My wife and I were stationed on island from 1973 to late 1974. I was assigned to 62d MP Company, Camp Sukiran (where the USMC MP Desk now is located). She made "friends" with the geckos while living in on post quarters near the back gate of Futenma Housing Area. We loved our time there!

Mike Austing
Dennison, OH
US Army 1967-1981

Chrissy said...

Hmmm...gross! I can't say I've found any meal worms, but we do get ants...lots of little ants. They show up once it starts getting hot outside. Thanks for reading!

Okispice said...

I love that the geckos in Okinawa chirp. I remember when I first moved there I woke up in the morning and thought there were wild monkeys outside the window - they were that noisy. Our geckos in Florida don't make any sounds at all.

M.D. said...

Oh, they "chirp" alright! My wife used to conduct daily "conversations" with them.

"Hi, little fella; how are you doing this morning!"

M.D. Austing
Dennison, OH

Chrissy said...

They do chirp. They also like to leave their little fecal dropping everywhere...Nice....

I found some eggs recently but unfortunately they didn't last...

Okispice said...

My cat took care of all of that, so they didn't bother me - and like someone said - they eat the bugs so I let them stay. When my cat ate one, she always left the skull though. I was always finding little triangular heads on the floor. BTW, I was in Oki last week and didn't hear any chirping. I was actually dissapointed!

Mike - was that Zukeran?

M.D. said...

Yes, but in the 1970's it was "Sukiran".

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