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Old 10-06-2007   #61 (permalink)
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Ok so like thanks guys, as if i didnt get little enough sleep now when i close my eyes im gonna see these

great ,,............................ ......................
Here is one for ya......and it's right outside my window
My wife (Lalala) who is deathly afraid of the little 8 legged critters took the shot. Way to suck it up honey. Very proud.

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Well, they're no more poisonous/dangerous than the blokes you encounter in some of those pubs in Manchester!

Just KIDDING!

Mostly, they're just as afraid of us as we are of them and would much rather run than bite or sting. I hear a stiff shot of tequila is a good antidote for these things, though!

Haha very true....also most likely not as dangerous as the Mexican taxi drivers Despite these photos, we've finally put our deposit down this weekend for coming back in June! Yay, the countdown begins!
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Here is one for ya......and it's right outside my window
My wife (Lalala) who is deathly afraid of the little 8 legged critters took the shot. Way to suck it up honey. Very proud.

Oh thank you soooo much GP just what i needed more spiders ..........
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In line at the bus station on Tuesday...he didn't mention where he was headed
Henry dropped the paper currency for perspective; biggest cricket we've ever seen.
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Is it just me or does anyone else shiver when looking at these photos, especially the close ups (thanks Andy!)?
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A couple more...

This fella on top of our stovetop looks more chameleon than gecko to me, not that I'd know... does anyone else?



And this guy wouldn't get off our freshly washed dishes the other night!

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In line at the bus station on Tuesday...he didn't mention where he was headed
Henry dropped the paper currency for perspective; biggest cricket we've ever seen.
That's a grasshopper. They are huge in Q.Roo
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This fella on top of our stovetop looks more chameleon than gecko to me, not that I'd know... does anyone else?

i know it


it´s a Gekko gecko - common (english) name Tokay Gecko (original name in asia is Tokeh - they have 2 mating calls that sounds like TO - KEH and GEK - KO (the species Gekkonidae has it´s name from these cuties )
we´ve had a few of them - they are a "little" bit aggressive - bites can really hurt
the are originally from southeast asia - but they are also in hawaii, floriada belize...
you can read more about htem on wikipedia
there are three things on which you always see the difference between a chameleon and other reptiles - the legs, the feet and the eyes
i attached a picture of a veiled chameleon
the eyes are "covered", the legs are longer and the feet have paired toes (front 2 outside, 3 inside and on the back they have 3 toes outside and 2 inside) - they use them like a hand. - that what all chameleons have - from the small Brookesia minima (around 1" long) to the largest ones, the Chamaeleo melleri, the Furcifer oustaletti (up to 24") and the Calumma parsonii (up to 29")
we´ve breeded veiled chameleons a long time ago (had around 60 to 100 juveniles per year) - we´ve also had a lot of other "critters" like pythons, iguanas, monitor lizards, geckos, spiders....
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This fella on top of our stovetop looks more chameleon than gecko to me, not that I'd know... does anyone else?
One big diff. Chameleons explode when you put them on tartan.

Can you train the grasshopper to vacum and do the windows ??
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they are a "little" bit aggressive - bites can really hurt
Yikes, bites?! He wasn't aggressive but he wasn't the least bit afraid, either. He stood his ground right there for the longest time.

Now maybe Rick will be a little more careful about trying to get them to do tricks, though.
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the one on your picture is a "baby" - they are not as "rough" as the adult ones - but i wouldn´t put my finger in his/her mouth
but tokeh´s can also be "tame" - mostly if you feed them - but always watch your fingers
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Chameleons explode when you put them on tartan.


.. or a TV screen!
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Some new little buddies.

This lovely wolf spider was a big guy, totally unfazed by the photos.



And this tiny guy in the sink was a beautiful bright orange but so little the camera couldn't focus well on him.



And can I just say Rick screams like a little girl every time he finds a hermit crab in the bathroom? hehe
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That's a grasshopper. They are huge in Q.Roo
Can't believe I wrote cricket. Huge indeed. I couldn't capture it with my camera, but I swear it had facial expressions.

Susie, I'm thinking that freak outs over hermit crabs in the bathroom may have some relation to owning dangly parts.
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did you say LOVELY????? Are you keeping him? I mean, did you kill it or take it outside or is he still in your house???
I found one of those last night too - had to kill it. I felt terrible about it, seeing it wriggle and die, but I felt worse thinking about finding him in my bed.
I DID keep a lovely little mouse that lives in our palapa roof in the bathroom though. He fell from it recently and we gently accompanied him back. Now my cats are off limits, poor little baby mouse.


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Some new little buddies.

This lovely wolf spider was a big guy, totally unfazed by the photos.



And this tiny guy in the sink was a beautiful bright orange but so little the camera couldn't focus well on him.



And can I just say Rick screams like a little girl every time he finds a hermit crab in the bathroom? hehe
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