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As One Woman Violently Attacks Gecko, Another Jumps to the Rescue | Care2 Causes

As One Woman Violently Attacks Gecko, Another Jumps to the Rescue | Care2 Causes

Written by Winona Lineberger of San Jose, Costa Rica When I lived in the Samoan Islands, geckos became my friends. My tiny, rather open home was packed with them, and I welcomed their fearless neighborliness. At twilight they would begin to prowl the walls and ceiling, hunting insect prey. They would perch on my hand and eat fruit and even meat. A group would always converge on my kitchen counter to crowd around the saucer of cut fruit and goodies I left for them, in exchange for keeping the unwanted cockroaches and other six-legged critters away. They did a good job. A friend of mine objected loudly that geckos carried disease and should be exterminated. While dining with her at her home one day, a gecko emerged from the fruit bowl on her table. Immediately she jumped up, grabbed a spray can and doused it over and over, sputtering “Dirty, filthy beasts, I hate them.” Quie...

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