House Guests!

We have had a few interesting house guests over the past couple days. First, I woke up to find a pair of zenaida doves (Zenaida macroura) in the living room. Apparently they came in from the window in the kitchen, where Madam J had seen doves on a previous occasion. It took quite a bit of encouragement to get them to leave, even after opening the balcony door. They simply don’t seem to understand the concept of a window.

Next, Madam J found a very small juvenile house gecko (Hemidactylus mabouia) in the guest bedroom. I captured it under a scuba mask case and brought it into the living room, where I transferred it into a large plastic container for photography. Upon release, it took a gigantic leap of the table and ran away.

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