by Patricia Feager 7/19/2016
Yikes! I found this Peeping Tom on my back door!
I opened up my door around midnight
to scoot it away but Peeping Tom
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.
Makes about 6 shots.
They should look like a dirty purple.
Personally, I prefer green geckos in my garden eating insects on my plants!