Wednesday, January 20, 2016

cleverly camouflaged by blending with the surroundings

                                                                             Attribution: Dennis Tang
Image: The Uroplatus a nocturnal gecko is
endemic to Madagascar.They can camouflage
themselves as part of the tree trunk (here)

Sunday Whirligig 10 of 12 given words:
disappearing hush glint guilty, witness look
mossy (resembling moss)
fierce praise sway

3WW given words:
madly nocturnal omen

A nocturnal creature quick with their 
disappearing acts even during the day
With a hush and glint in the eyes and
they were gone

One felt guilty to witness such a
phenomena when realizing they were all
the while there but cleverly camouflaged by
blending with the surroundings

They might look mossy and fierce
But praise be for many were swayed at
one time madly looking for the right specie

Prices shot up when touted as a cancer-curing
creature but nothing came off it
Some still persist in keeping them as pets
believing them to bear good omen 
especially the colorful ones
But opinions differed though
depending on the regions

Note:In Southeast Asia, geckos are believed to be of good omen
In some parts of India, the sound made by geckos is considered
a bad omen (wiki)

For MMT's Sunday Whirligig #43 and
Thomg's 3WW #463


  1. Wow, so many contradictions. Funny what people will imply toward animals.

  2. I learned something!
    Best to leave geckos in the wild.

  3. Nicely penned AND interesting! thanks! My friend showed me a photo of a gecko she had in her bedroom in an ashram in India. This gecko you talk about is truly interesting, what a camouflage!

  4. That would pose a dilemma - good reason for them to be left in peace in the wild