Above us at dinner eating a moth at one point.
Seen on the ceiling and walls of the dining hall.
Dead or dying individuals seen on glue traps near Principal's office.
On the windowsill hunting bugs drawn in by living room lights.
We get these quite often in the house, but usually at night as they are not active in the daytime....too hot. This guy somehow decided to wander out in the middle of the afternoon...must've been at least 34 degrees C so not sure why he was out but took a few very quick pics. They are harmless and eat other insects they might come across at night. Hope to get some close-ups with the wife's Nikon and her new 300mm lens...Now if I can only get her to keep the battery charged !
Species Hamidactylus frenatus
Description: I usually find these little guys at night, but this gecko was still hanging around in the morning. Because our brick is a lighter red/pink, these geckos blend in well and are here pretty frequently.
Taken at 10:51 a.m
Este tipo de lagartijas que siempre han sido comunes para mí, se les conoce, al menos en Cunduacán, Tabasco, como "chu-chús" seguramente debido al característico sonido que emiten.
Existen varios mitos en torno a estas lagartijas. Mi madre me contaba que fueron introducidas por la Secretaría de Salud como un intento de controlar la población de mosquitos y combatir así el dengue.
También se dice que traen infecciones consigo, por lo que no era aconsejable tocarlas. Otro mito ya no tan aceptado es que eran venenosas.
The Common House Gecko, scientific name Hemidactylus frenatus (not to be confused with the Mediterranean species Hemidactylus turcicus known as Mediterranean house gecko) is a native of southeastern Asia. It is also known as the Pacific house gecko, the Asian house gecko, or simply, the house lizard. Most geckos are nocturnal, hiding during the day and foraging for insects at night. They can be seen climbing walls of houses and other buildings in search of insects...