Peeping Tom!!!

Real Estate Agent with DFW FINE PROPERTIES 0506509


by Patricia Feager 7/19/2016



Yikes! I found this Peeping Tom on my back door!



Leaping Lizards!!!


I opened up my door around midnight

to scoot it away but Peeping Tom

came inside! 


Nope! I haven't been able to corner him &

get him out yet!!!



This is called a common Texas Gecko. This Peeping Tom is a baby. If there are any pests inside, like spiders, the Gecko will eat them. They are harmless but it looks like an alien to me.  


These creatures are nocturnal. Their bulging eyes have a lens in each iris that enlarges in darkness. They will lick their eyes to keep them clean! If you're the type that might enjoy a survival island experience, you may like to try this drink: 



Dirty Gecko Recipe 


3 oz Red Bull® energy drink

2 oz vodka

1/4 oz Blue Curaco Liquor

1/4 oz Grenadine Syrup

1/4 oz Lime Juice


All ingredients with a cup of ice into a shaker.

Shake well!

Makes about 6 shots.

They should look like a dirty purple.



Personally, I prefer green geckos in my garden eating insects on my plants! 








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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

One time walking in Santa Monica we saw an iguana pet on the leash. It was walking like a dog next to his owner! 

Jul 18, 2016 05:22 PM #9
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I  am scared of lizards. I can't imagine anyone having one as a pet.

Jul 18, 2016 08:27 PM #10
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

OMG that would freak me out having it inside the house. Good luck capturing it!

Jul 18, 2016 10:09 PM #11
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Patricia. You are braver than I am. I don't want critters in my home period.

Jul 18, 2016 10:14 PM #12
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Patricia Feager We have lots of these guys in Florida and they will scurry under and through any openings in homes, then are found months later under furniture dried up. Wonder if they taste like chicken?

Jul 18, 2016 10:22 PM #13
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

He he hee...cute, but outside, not inside, right?  Is he still there?

Jul 18, 2016 10:24 PM #14
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Patricia. How many shots of "Dirty Gecko" did it take to calm you down? Enjoy your day!

Jul 18, 2016 10:30 PM #15
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Love the picture!  Our cat Quincy caught one and brought him in.  We had no idea where it hid, but a day later, he found him again and we made sure he took him out again.

One of the times we went to Mexico with friends, they rented a villa.  Geckos's ruled and were everywhere even inside.  I slept with the sheets on top of my face as they were on the walls also.  LOL A

Jul 19, 2016 02:01 AM #16
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good afternoon Patricia,

As he might be related to GEICO; they may warrant a call.

Good luck catching him or her!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Jul 19, 2016 03:07 AM #17
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Leaping lizard is right! It would not like having this little guy in my house!

Jul 19, 2016 04:00 AM #18
Kimo Stowell
HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 - Honolulu, HI
REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i

Aloha Patricia, in Hawaiian tradition all lizards or Mo'o are considered manifestations of the Kihawahine, a benevolent dragon goddess of compassion. Her color is Olena(turmeric) or a bright, slightly orange yellow, what the Chinese call Imperial Yellow which is the color of royalty for not only China but for Hawaii as well. Our word for genealogy is Mo'olelo which is the combination of the word for dragon(mo'o) and voice(olelo). 

Metaphysically the genetic line of your family genealogy is like a dragon. We as living members of our genealogy make up the head of the dragon, the body and tail are our ancestors, coiling through time and space, who preceded us and the tip of the tail is biological Adam or the first human from which all humanity sprung. The imagery of dragon-slayers in western mythos hints at a deep seated fear by Westerners, of our collective reptilian history, Christian symbolism vilifies serpents as monsters and seducers of mankind.

In Eastern traditions, dragons, although sometimes ambivalent(who isn't) toward human beings, helped create civilization and were educators, and healers. It's important to note that Hawaiians recognized dragons(homo capensis?) as a godlike race of beings who once co-habituated the islands. The Kihawahine was the only dragon to have traveled inter-island and was well known throughout the archipelago. Oahu was known to have had at least three dragons living amongst the human islanders. The description of these creatures was consistent about 18 to 19 feet long, black in color, and they preferred to live in lakes and ponds. They were also known to shape shift into human form. These beings have been blamed for revealing the true nature of our Human Evolution and the true power of our eternal soul that equates us with the divine. Basically, Homo capenisis a relative of Homo sapien sapien said that those beings(The Elohim of the Bible that are claiming to be God( the one creator God of all) are in fact NOT GOD but an advanced species whom we are genetically related to but are not indigenous to Earth. This is a very interesting narrative controverting the claims of the Christian bible and the role of the serpent in the garden of Eden. 

The next time you see a lizard, you might want to consider that maybe it's just the Kihawhine, keeping an out for your well-being and eating some bugs along the way. Regardless it's a very interesting take on lizards in contrast to Western understandings. Aloha no!

Jul 19, 2016 07:27 AM #19
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Patricia,  I sure hope you get the little guy back outside where it can thrive and enjoy its life.  I am one that will rescue spiders from inside my home and relocate them back outside.  I just cannot bring myself to kill anything.  

Jul 19, 2016 09:18 AM #20
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Patricia I am not nice like Kathleen Daniels I would not have any problem feeding the spiders to the gecko :)

Jul 19, 2016 10:54 AM #21
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Everything in Texas is big . . . . including the Texas gecko. When the geckos get in the house in Boca Raton Florida our cat hunts them . . . . and takes care of business.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jul 19, 2016 11:34 AM #22
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Kimo Storwell comments are very interesting.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jul 19, 2016 11:47 AM #23
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Patricia Feager ,

We have lots of the green ones out by our pool..Geno names them and our grandson and granddaughter like to following them around!

Jul 20, 2016 09:39 PM #24
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Well if your going to have a peeping tom the gecko is the one to have.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jul 23, 2016 02:08 PM #25
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hi Patricia, I've seen them by our porch, some of them are quite large, thankfully, I haven't found one in the house. Hope you were able to get this little guy out.

Jul 23, 2016 11:39 PM #26
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing your experience, your photographs and the drink recipe.

Jul 24, 2016 04:10 AM #27
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Well if this little lizard was in my house, Zeke would have a fun time playing with it.

Jul 26, 2016 10:41 AM #28
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