Friday, August 18, 2006

Not again...

I thought I was through with creepy things, like giant spiders crawling over my bed. (see below post!) But no, I had a surprise visitor this morning...

I was drying my hair getting ready for work and lo and behold, a baby gecko falls into my lap!

Yeah, I don't know where it came from either. I'm a neat freak. My house is clean. This was RANDOM.

The funniest part was that my first reaction was to get mad at my hubby for planting a plastic lizard on my hairdryer. So I just knocked the thing to the floor.

Then it moved.

I SCREAMED. (naturally)

The poor gecko started running in circles, and I freaked out, because, OH MY GOSH, it was IN my LAP!!! I like geckos. They're cute. They're fun. They eat bugs, and so that puts them high on my list. BUT I DON'T WANT ONE IN MY LAP.

I needed a plan. So, I put hubby's giant house shoe on top of the confused little guy, then realized that was ridiculous, so next I put a plastic Tupperware bowl over him. He kept running around and seemed to be okay, just bewildered, kinda like me.

I called Daddy (Hubby was already at work, of course)and tried to catch him on his way to work. Turned out he was going to be almost another thirty minutes before he left, so I was on my own.

No problem. I Am A Big Girl.

I found some cardboard from a box in the closet, ripped it to the right size, and slide the cardboard under the bowl. The gecko ran up on the side of the bowl while I slide the board under the tupperware, which kinda made me think he had done this drill before.

I finally got the poor thing outside, and deposited him in the pretty new flowerbed, where he will be provided with ample scenery to help ease the shock of his misplacement. The gecko looked around, thought about it, and scampered away.

We survived. I’m proud of us both =)

Here's a picture of the poor little guy trapped under the tupperware. Its pretty blurry because I had to zoom in so close. That's how tiny this guy was, I had to zoom in to the full extent of my camara! The dark spot is the gecko, and you're looking at the tupperware bowl over him, all of which is on top of my cream colored carpet.

The first thing my coworker asked when he heard the story was "So did he try to sell you insurance???"


Malia Spencer said...

What is it with you and animal adventures girl? LOL At least your gecko lived. I hope they stop bugging you soon. :)

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GeorgianaD said...

NO WAY! I would have freaked out, called animal control, but not--I repeat not--handled it on my own! Your life is like a story. What puzzles me is the fact that the idea of your husband playing a joke was the first thing that came to mind, LOL!

Camy Tang said...

ROFL!!! (on the insurance crack)

I can totally relate! I hate geckos. They're not even bad creatures (I mean, they eat the nasty bugs), but something about them makes me think corpses. Blech!

nthneau said...

Geckos are the cutest things on earth and one day they will takeover!!!!!!

Perfectly Imperfect said...

Oh my goodness! That is too funny. From one neat freak to another, I can sypathize.

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