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Ron Whitfield
May 20th, 2008, 06:42 AM
Havn't seen any mention anywhere about the more aggressive and very beautiful 'gecko' taking over territories from the usual plain jane types.

No idea where they came from, but I like them better than the familiar, and now boring, brown geckos.

Don't know if they too have camoflage abilities, as I've not seen one change from their standard brilliant green w/red spots and other flecks of color.

We got them big time in Waialua. Anybody else?

MyopicJoe
May 20th, 2008, 07:25 AM
Don't think I've seen those new ones yet. Got a pic by chance, Ron?

68-eldo
May 20th, 2008, 07:31 PM
Does it look like this?

Ron Whitfield
May 21st, 2008, 06:21 AM
Nope. That's a chameleon.

These, of which I speak (I'll assume) are geckos, as we know them in shape, but now with a very distinct party suit on, and a bit more buff.

When you do see one, you'll know!

Walkoff Balk
May 21st, 2008, 06:49 PM
Since it's psycedelic, I wonder if you can Hoy Hoy trap a gecko. When it dries up, you can smoke it like Tommy Chong for a psycedelic hit.

Ron Whitfield
May 22nd, 2008, 06:54 AM
And walk on walls and ceilings!

Adri
May 22nd, 2008, 09:48 AM
Be careful, some of the newer geckos are indeed more aggressive and sometimes bite (or so I've read).

Honoruru
May 22nd, 2008, 06:03 PM
I think the picture that 68-eldo posted is an anole (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polychrotidae). In Hawaii, they're basically brown or green. There used to be a lot of them around, but I haven't seen very many of them lately.

Jim75
May 22nd, 2008, 06:20 PM
Are these the little buggahs you're thinking of?

http://DiamondWillow.smugmug.com/photos/293687066_KSDGP-L.jpg

http://DiamondWillow.smugmug.com/photos/176371396_KpoBQ-L.jpg

http://DiamondWillow.smugmug.com/photos/176375022_BSHwm-L.jpg

Ron Whitfield
May 23rd, 2008, 06:19 AM
Yep. Cute, eh?
The colors are way more intense when viewed in person, in the sunlight, and under the 'right circumstances'...

I find it hard to believe that these are so under the radar.
I've had them around for a few years now. Maybe it's a Waialua thing.

Just Me(HI)
May 23rd, 2008, 12:58 PM
cool lookin gecko!

that first pic posted is an anole.

do you have, what we called in FL, the "cuban anoles"

theyre about 8" long or more when mature. colored similar to this gecko, but theyre meeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaannnn... when you get close enough to one, you can actually see its teeth...

i tried climbin a palm tree to catch one only to be chased back down it by the lizard HAHAHA

aloha
peacelove, Just Me

Ron Whitfield
May 23rd, 2008, 01:06 PM
No, we don't have those suckers, thankfully!
I've heard they go after rats and whoop 'em.

Just Me(HI)
May 23rd, 2008, 02:25 PM
hahaha, more like cats and small dogs HAHAHA.

turtlegirl
July 27th, 2008, 12:54 PM
Is that a Tokay gecko in the picture? The Oahu Invasive Species Committee has this (http://www.hear.org/oisc/oisc_target_species/gekko_gecko.htm) to say about them.

Ron Whitfield
July 27th, 2008, 02:46 PM
Havn't even heard of this Tokay rascal. We don't need these. Bring in the Tasmanian Devils to eradicate them!

Eric
July 27th, 2008, 10:47 PM
The ones Ron is asking about are gold dust day geckos (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gold_dust_day_gecko). They're in my yard in Kalihi, too.

mwanafalsafa
August 23rd, 2008, 08:03 PM
Those things are sweet.

But I bet there are laws against catching one to keep as a pet right? hehe.

Da Rolling Eye
October 7th, 2008, 01:20 PM
Just came back from having lunch up at Helemano Plantation. We were having our icecream cones outside when I spotted one of these puppies sunning itself on a patio chair. Wife caught it and brought it home. :rolleyes:

Looks like they're migrating up from Waialua and should be a matter of months till we start seeing them in anykind of numbers in Wahiawa. For all I know, they're probably already here. Just not in our yard. :p

Ron Whitfield
October 7th, 2008, 02:12 PM
I can't believe somebody hasn't got enterprising and found a way to make $ off these dudes. Train 'em like the old flea circus', make bait, or put them in a bottle for the remaining trippers, gotta be some way to have them earn their keep.