Last night I noticed a baby gecko doing laps around the top of my wall. I was too tired to try to get him so I just let him be. This morning when I opened my eyes, I saw him on the carpet by my TV. Again, I was too tired to move to get him. Geckos can be so fast. I knew in my half-awake state, I wouldn't have a chance to capture him. A few minutes later he disappeared.
After getting up, I went about my morning getting ready for work. Just before leaving my house, I went to brush my teeth and there he was sitting on the top of my brand new toothbrush looking up at me. I let out a blood-curdling scream. Now if I was a dedicated blogger, this is when I would have gone and grabbed my camera. Instead, I knocked over my toothbrush holder, turned the water on to try to drown him, grabbed my hair conditioner spray to try to condition him to death, and made a complete mess of my sink counter space.
I finally trapped him in a corner. He sat there staring at me with his big eyes. Again, I should have grabbed my camera. I could have captured a great photo. Instead I grabbed a bunch of toilet paper, scooped him up, and threw him in the toilet. I usually try to trap geckos and put them outside, but this little one crossed the line sitting on the top of my brand new toothbrush.
My heart was racing, I was late to work, and my bathroom looked like someone broke in and robbed my place. After cleaning up, I hurried out the door and was lucky to not encounter any major traffic, making it to work with ten minutes to spare. Just another Monday morning living in paradise :)