I have kind of gotten used to seeing geckos around the house. At first I was frightened when I pulled back a curtain and something skittered away. And it took me a little while until I was sure that the droppings I found around the house were from geckos, not mice. And I could not figure out where that chirping noise was coming from until I realized it was the geckos.
Now I kind of like their ghostly, now-you-see-them-now-you-don’t presence. At night, they hang out by the lights (when we have power) and eat all of the insects that have made their way inside. And they’re fast! It makes this TED lecture all the more interesting:
(the entire talk can be viewed here.)