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Ai Hia! Reminded of politics

In Lizards, Uncategorized on May 21, 2010 at 4:56 am

Water Monitor. Photo by Preveen.

I haven’t posted for a while. To be honest, I didn’t have the heart. With all that was going on in Bangkok, it seemed rather footling and self-absorbed to be writing about garden lizards or plants when the great exile lizard in Montenegro/Uganda/Dubai was presiding over all the burning and looting and shooting (in between bouts of shopping at Louis Vuitton).

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Exiling Zippy the Tokay

In Lizards, Uncategorized on April 10, 2010 at 4:56 pm

Zippy's evil twin.

Okay, since we’re on the topic of geckos (see previous post, below), I have to tell you that I’m pretty excited. Last night I caught a tokay gecko and cast him into exile. Sadly, I was so excited about this that the thought of photography never crossed my mind.

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Gaaah! Gekkos.

In Lizards, Uncategorized on April 10, 2010 at 3:44 pm

There are many types of geckos. Most are three inches or so long when grown. This one's a four-clawed gecko. Pretty common.

When my brother first visited after a trip to Hong Kong, several years ago, he was excited to spot a gecko rushing across the living room wall chasing insects. “Oh look! A gekko!” he said with a grin of delight. I grunted.

Geckos had long since worn out their charm for me.

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