Growing up, I found wall geckos utterly disgusting. Their eyes, their skin, and the fact that they were always around in the compound where I grew up, disgusted me. My brothers had fun watching them leave their tails behind when frightened (surely you know all about this!) but I couldn’t stand them.
I often wondered if they had any blood in their bodies, considering the way their skins looked. I wondered how long they carried their babies and how they delivered them. I wondered if there was nothing we could exterminate them with, as we did rats and mosquitoes.
Then one day we moved house, I stopped seeing them, and I stopped wondering.
If you have ever been curious about wall geckos, here are 12 facts about them.