Working at the new house cleaning up lumber, I've been startled by a great number of little toads and frogs. And some no-so-little ones as well. :^D But I'm getting used to them. After one small, started, "Eeekkk!!!" I'm okay.
This weekend, I was startled by something new....
No, I didn't take this picture. I screamed and he "ran!" I would definitely have not had time to get the camera focused! He was quite small. Then on the other side of the house, I saw his cousin. But they were more afraid of me than I was of them, I think.
Not the case on Monday. The girls were doing school and I was picking up in the area. I picked up a scrapbook tote bag that I did NOT bring with me on Friday. It had some dust on it, so I was brushing it off and out jumped something that looked like this.....
Yipes!!! A gecko! It was a wee bit bigger than this one, but not much. I screamed, jumped into a chair, and was hollering "CATCH IT!!! GET IT OUT OF HERE!!! CALL YOUR FATHER!!!" Brooke was laughing so hard that she chased it under the china cabinet. Then she'd move stuff, it'd skitter out, I'd scream, she'd laugh, it'd run back. Actually, she didn't want to touch it either!
Steve comes in and catches it FINALLY (I'm still on chairs - moving from one to the other around the room to get further away). As he goes to take it out, I admonish him to not simply toss it out the back door, where it can easily came back in the house, but to take it far into the woods. As he reaches the door, I call out, "WAIT!!! Let Brooke take a picture of it!" I was thinking of you, Blog Reader. But Steve simply rolled his eyes and walked out with the gecko, leaving me to rely on a stock photo.
Then today while sweeping the kitchen, I come across ANOTHER GECKO!!! This one was already dead, but it leads me to fear that where there are two, there are more. Anyone up for an overnight guest? I'll only stay until the new house is built and found to be free of attacking geckos.