This post is part 12 of an ongoing series of house guests to my house in San Clemente Ecuador.
I was watering the grass today and I moved my foot and it seemed like something was following it. It took me a couple of steps with the same situation to really register that there was something following my foot. I thought it was a leaf or a clump of grass at first. Upon further inspection, I saw this little gecko.
He was quite tranquil, exactly opposite of most geckos around here. There are some good sized lizards/geckos/iguanas around here, so I could be wrong on what type of reptile it is. For now, Im sticking with Gecko.
I photographed him with my zoom, figuring he would bolt if I got too close with the camera.
As I got closer and closer taking pictures, I changed my settings to macro and pushed my luck a little bit. I got some good top down views of this guy.
Next, I really pushed the limits and put the camera right in front of his face.
“Who you looking at?”
I got a little more brave and put my foot in front of him for size reference, thinking he would run away quickly. He only moved his head a bit.
Thanks little fellow! I enjoyed our time together.
I also saw this guy floating around in the grass:
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Then I swept 3 of these guys out of the house on the same day! It was a crab convention!
(Photo credits Libby Rush)
I found this guy in the back of a truck.
I only had to pay $5 for this house guest.
Clearly, this was the female.
You lookin’ at me?
There is a lot going on in the front of a langosta (lobster).
Yeah, his visit didnt end too well for him, but worked out great for me!
Figuring it out… 1 gecko gaze at a time.