Among the interesting creatures that quietly co-habitate with us here in our condo in Bangkok (just like in Malaysia), is the flexible (and sticky) gecko.
Usually, at night, we can see them climbing up (the outside of) our glass patio doors. As they work their way across the doors, they bend and twist from head to tail, more flexible in their little, sticky toes than Alex and I combined. They’re pretty much unstoppable with their little, flexible bodies – even the comparably huge door jam (pictured above) is no obstacle for them!
Our flexible friends find their way into our apartment via the aircon ducts (we have one that lives inside one of our air conditioners), and I’m guessing some small gaps underneath the doors. They wriggle across our ceiling to go from one part of the house to another, and they love to spend time lounging on our kitchen counters, in the dark, while we’re asleep (which often leads to quite a surprise when we wake up in the morning).
Sadly, our intrepid flatmates have been somewhat decimated as of late, due to their lackadaisical attitude about shimmying away when we turn on the kitchen lights in the morning. About a month ago, Alex had a one-to-one encounter with our most audacious kitchen gecko. Let’s just say that slamming a gecko tail (accidentally, of course) with a cabinet door, results in one less gecko around the house.
Never fear, there are plenty more where that one came from….