There's Something Strange Going On in The Electrical Box

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Van Blake-Coleman Realty, St. Thomas/ 1-16940-1B


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.


Comments (3)

Emmary Simpson
Las Cruces Homes and Land - Las Cruces, NM
Serving Las Cruces, NM

Wow! That's not something I've ever seen before but I can understand how they'd seek out something as warm and protected as an outlet box!

Aug 07, 2013 03:52 AM
Tanya Van Blake-Coleman
Van Blake-Coleman Realty, St. Thomas/ - St Thomas, VI
Improving the Quality of Your Life

It was the craziest thing I have ever seen. Thank goodness the electrician found it and not me.

Aug 07, 2013 04:19 AM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
Tanya, fortunately no damage was done to wiring & the lizards & geckos are safe. Hope the last egg hatches. Take care.
Aug 21, 2013 12:45 PM