Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Urban Wildlife

I find that foreigners either enjoy the company of geckos (known as “jink-jokes” in Thailand) or are repelled by the idea of having them share an abode (Thais naturally coexist with the little creatures). Coming from a temperate climate where lizards are rare, we welcome the mosquito-eating reptiles that scurry from behind picture frames or plants to gulp down the annoying insects, but have to admit that it is rather disconcerting to find the severed tail of one on the couch or in the jaws of the cat.

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