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Say hello to my little friend

Re: Say hello to my little friend

Postby jesus80 » 15 Jul 2015, 11:01

I love geckos. And you are lucky to have one: it feeds on insects.
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Re: Say hello to my little friend

Postby UkJenT » 15 Jul 2015, 12:06

I used to have so many of them in my first floor apartment. I didn't mind having them around. I quite enjoyed the little guys. I did not enjoy having so many Brown Huntsman spiders though. I'm from Chicago and we don't see huge spiders like that where I'm from. Scared the crap out of me so many times. I know, after researching, that they mostly eat insects, but I just couldn't bare to live in a place with such a huge spider, so i killed so many of them. I also had a bat make itself comfortable on my porch.
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Re: Say hello to my little friend

Postby antarcticbeech » 15 Jul 2015, 13:23

A few weeks back we had a bat come and stay in our building's stairwell for a day. All the windows are left often for ventilation. I thought this bat was being a bit eccentric, hanging out inside our lit stairwell at nighttime when the other bats were outside in the dark, flying around. Perhaps it just wanted to sleep in.

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Most Taiwanese I speak to do not believe there are bats in Taipei but I see them all over, flying around streetlights after insects.
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Re: Say hello to my little friend

Postby hansioux » 15 Jul 2015, 13:29

Aww, I see bats flying around all the time in Hsinchu too, always wanted to see one up close. They are adorable.
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Re: Say hello to my little friend

Postby Ibis2k12 » 23 Jul 2015, 16:41

Here in Yilan I live in a 4 floor building that is surrounded by rice fields. At the ground floor we have geckos and ants that keep roaches away. On the stairway it's easy to find geckos hopping around making their cool clicking sound. And then when the sun goes down and mosquitoes start to show up, hundreds of bats start flying around our building.
Unfortunately they don't stop rove beetles :/
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Re: Say hello to my little friend

Postby Ducked » 23 Aug 2015, 06:58

Icon wrote:I am sorry to report poor gecko was found this morning floating in Toto's water dish. All efforts to revive were fruitless. RIP.


Found one in a cup of tea I'd left out overnight. Fortunately noticed it before taking a sip. Ergh!
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Re: Say hello to my little friend

Postby Ermintrude » 23 Aug 2015, 11:18

In England, we have some bats living around the church. My cat is a dick. He doesn't even eat them, just chews their wings off and leaves them twitching on the floor so the short-sighted humans step on them while they're looking for their glasses, in the morning. They scare the dog, too.
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Re: Say hello to my little friend

Postby Tempo Gain » 23 Aug 2015, 14:58

Ducked wrote:
Found one in a cup of tea I'd left out overnight. Fortunately noticed it before taking a sip. Ergh!


For a second, I thought you meant a bat.
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Re: Say hello to my little friend

Postby Icon » 24 Aug 2015, 14:03

Again, I am distressed to report the death, this time by kamikaze jump, of another full grown, huge gecko. There I was, doing the dishes, letting the water run to take come of the gunk away, and when I start moving the dry dishes around, out pops not so bright gecko ... jumping into the flowing water and into the drain. To quickly to do anything about it. RIP.

There are many hanging around the dishes at any time, maybe I should really find a way to give them their own, non lethal water dish.
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Re: Say hello to my little friend

Postby hansioux » 24 Aug 2015, 14:11

Icon wrote: There I was, doing the dishes, letting the water run to take come of the gunk away, and when I start moving the dry dishes around, out pops not so bright gecko ... jumping into the flowing water and into the drain. To quickly to do anything about it. RIP.


Stop showing Finding Nemo to the geckos.
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