Since we moved to our new house on New Years day, 2008, I haven’t seen any Tokay geckos – there just aren’t any in the neighborhood (I used to hear one down the block until a couple years ago, but it disappeared). I’ve never seen anything this awesome, though:
After looking over that last post, I just couldn’t help myself: (click on photo to open large version in pop-up)
I swear these are the ugliest, trippiest looking things you’ll ever see… Here’s my previous post on them, with facts aplenty.
Since we live next to a forest, we are used to seeing both wild and domesticated animals just over the wall as well as in and around the house. Out of all of the creatures that we share space with, the ones that really pose problems are: Ants, termites, mosquitoes, and the tokay lizards. The … Continue reading “Wild Animal Day / Akrachat’s Most Wanted”
One of the coolest things about rural Thailand is the prevalence of bladed tool vendors outside of banks and government building selling scythes, spades, hatchets, axes, machetes, and cooking knives of all sizes and types. I went to the tax office with some Japanese teachers last week and as they waited in line inside, I … Continue reading “Banks and Blades and Monster Geckos”