Attention home inspectors, have you ever seen this?
You are going to have to take a really close look to see what is in this electrical box. And even when you look close you may not be able to identify it, because even in St. Thomas it is something I have never seen before.
Today my electrician Kelly Robinson, who is a top notch tradesman and his assistant Yeager (we won't discuss here how he got his nickname), were wiring some new lights for the deck on my home.
The switch for the exterior light on my office is just inside the door. When Kelly said, "there is something strange with this box". I never imagined what he would find. The picture above is of the inside of the electrical box that is connected to the light switch.
This photo was taken after they had emptied half of the shells out. They areLIZARDS and GECKO EGGS! Eeeuuuu!!!!! Most of them hatched but there is one in the foreground that still was not hatched.
Apparently, electrical boxes are particularly attractive for nesting due to the warmth. Who knew? Lizards and geckos abound in Virgin Islands and for the most part, they live outside and we are glad to see them. They are very busy little things I see them copulating everywhere. They eat bugs, which also abound, so they are good. Kelly also told me the best way to discourage them is to put mothballs in the box. I learn something new everyday.
If you ever have a need for electrical work, I have Kelly's permission to give his number to people who call me and ask for it but he asked that I not publish it. He is in high demand on St. Thomas and St. John. He is a treasure.