My family left Florida to go back to Toronto after visiting with me for two weeks. It was an empty and lonely feeling after they departed. However I was soon preoccupied with laundry and getting the condo back into semi order. It didn’t help that the washing machine on my floor is broken as well as one of the elevators. It was time consuming taking my washing down to another floor and back up to use the dryer.
I was also preoccupied with something else. Actually I was not really alone in my condo . I had a houseguest, albeit an uninvited one. A few days ago when I opened my beach bag a gecko jumped out and ran under my dresser and attached himself to the wall. I went to get my son, in the other room to help capture the little critter but when we returned Little Geckie had disappeared. He made a brief appearance the next night when he scurried across the hall to a closet and disappeared yet once again.
I googled Geckos and found out they they like warm steamy places. I started following instructions how to make a trap using a shoe box and hot wet paper towels. but I ran into a problem. I didn’t have a shoe box. I had a brilliant idea. I would go buy myself a new pair of shoes. Then I remembered the bad economy and our Candian dollar and changed my mind. So instead I taped two paper cups together and cut out a back door and a front door and a window covered with glad wrap so Little Geckie could see out and I could see in. I furnished the inside with hot wet paper towels and a piece of cantaloupe.The paper towels dried , the cantaloupe shrivelled and I didn’t know where the hell Litle Geckie was.
I also read that when geckos get upset or feel threatened they shed their tails and the tails keep wagging while the rest of the gecko scrambles away. Now I don’t mind seeing a gecko.They are kind of cute, but if I came across a wagging gecko tail minus the gecko that would really freak me out.
I was hoping to capture Little Geckie and set him free in time for him to celebrate New Years with his family and friends, but unfortunately my aspirations were shattered . Little Geckies dehydrated body was found in the closet very close to the paper cup trap I had so lovingly prepared for him. I may use the trap for his coffin. He really was a cute little guy for a lizard. I feel like I let him down.