Sunday, January 31, 2010

Boys and a little baby gecko

The boys found the dried body of a super tiny little gecko (maybe 1.5in long) - baked into the deck, but being boys they had to check it out and investigate thoroughly.

It had no eyeballs anymore so Nathan said that it had "flung its eyeballs out of its head" because he knew that they could fling their tails off when they are trying to escape predation (the tail wiggles, the body remains still, and it creates a distraction for the predator to go after the tail... then it can get away and grow a new tail)... unfortunately he knew this from experience after playing a bit too roughly with a gecko one day :(.

Daniel kept saying "walk, walk" and then would say sadly "dead, dead".

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