Sunday, April 10, 2011

A born killer?

 This is a common household gecko that lives in virtually every single house here in Malaysia.
 We often call it a lizard but you may probably relate the word to a huge monitor lizard or something similar.

I even shudder looking at this picture.

Few days ago, my daughter screamed from the kitchen.
Apparently, Eva had found a lizard and had given chase.
Actually, no.

She had caught the lizard in her mouth! And probably out of fright, dropped it, and then stepped on it's tail, where it proceeded to squeal, sending Rosie off screaming (she's terrified of lizards) because Eva had just cut off half of it's tail!
(P.S. Lizard tails grow back after they're broken so it isn't the end of the world).

Since then, whenever Eva sees a lizard, she will chase it and even attempt to run under a car (don't worry, the car has its engine off!!!) for it!



We will be away for a few days, so we apologise in advance for not being able to visit your blogs!

33 comments:

the booker man said...

way to go, miss eva!

i have those little bitty lizard dudes at my house, too! they like to get their sun tans on my deck 'n stuff, and i try so hard to catch them, but mama just bops me on the snooter and says, "NO!" hmmmph!
see you when you get back!

*woof*
the booker man

the booker man said...

pee s -- WOOHOO! I WAS FIRST! heeheeheeeeeee.

Emma Rose said...

Yikes! Lizard are fast little buggars :) Eva is my hero now.

Kisses,
Emma Rose

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

What a nice toy!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

ra husky said...

woooo Eva! We've never seen a lizard but the look fun to chase, are the little buggers fast? how do they taste??

RA

Amy / Layla the Malamute said...

AWWW!!! I think that lizard is ADORABLE! That's so cute. I would love to have them. We don't have them here, but I heard in Puerto Rico (I guess technically part of USA) they also have those lizards. I heard they're very useful in eating bugs, so that you could leave windows open year-round and not need to worry about bugs coming in the house.

Layla caught a frog once. I got her to drop it, but I think he broke a leg :( hopefully he was okay.

Thanks for posting the picture - I love those lizards!

Terrorzinhos said...

You go girl!!!

Have a nice weekend!

Bailey Be Good! said...

Eva! I just posted yesterday about one of the hundreds of lizards we have living in our backyard. This one was a MONSTER!

Don't eat them, 'cause I don't think they're good for a doggie's tummy!

Oh! I've seen some tails around too *cough* ;)

Woofs & hugs,

~Bailey

Lorenza said...

Good job, Eva!
My mom screams too when she sees a lizard!
hmmm....
Have fun!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Sam said...

Mom used to always put those outside when she found them in her office building. She got bit by one once (it didn't hurt, but it pinched!) and it was very difficult to get it to let go!

Sam

Ricky the Sheltie said...

Mom would be screaming too if there were a gecko in the house! I am proud of Eva for catching it! :)

Have a great trip!!

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

ewwwwwwwwwww!!! I don't like them either!! I would be screaming too! Eva is a brave girl chasing them and ewwwwww biting off their tail!!
Hope you have a wonderful holiday!!
xoxo

Kathy said...

OH Eva, your house will surely be safe from cats and Lizards with you on duty, you are a very good guard dog, they need to pay you a salary for your work! HAVE FUN on your trip!!!

verobirdie said...

With two cats at home, i rarely see a lizard with its tail still attached... and don't count the times I found detached tails still wagging, eeek :-)

Sapphire said...

Urgh.
Sapphire would chase them too. Then would roll over on it!
Eeeeeeek!

Sara said...

Eva, fearless lizard hunter of the east! You go girl!

Enjoy your little vacation. Can't wait to see the photos :)

The Thundering Herd said...

Excellent hunting skills. We have lots of creatures, but no lizards.

Bailey said...

Eva you are so brave. Mom is terrified of snakes and expects us to be brave. She is so disappointed when we run behind her to be protected.

-Bailey & Katy

ForPetsSake said...

You are a brave protector! I love little geckos like this one - they eat all the bugs that bite :)

George the Lad said...

Whats it taste like Eva!!!
Enjoy your time away.
See Yea George xxx

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Mabel has a fascination with lizards at the creek. So does our friend Bart!

Amber-Mae said...

River is a lizard killer! He has killed about 2 or 3 lizards in the past. If he sees one on the wall, he would leap right onto it & grab the lizard off the wall & starts...well...nibbling on it ALIVE! Sounds horrible, I know. Who asked those lizards to invade our home & hang around 5 large doggies in the 1st place? They're only asking for it!

I think it is very likely the lizard shed its own tail to get away from Eva. But good job pal! Next time, you & River should go lizard hunting together.

Vonnie said...

Eva keeping the house clean of pests, clever girl. Enjoy your time away :)

Diana said...

My one chihuahua keeps trying to get the lizards but they are to fast for her. Great job Eva!

Maggie and Mitch said...

We're with Rosie - we think lizards are icky and ugly, even though we hardly ever see them where we live.

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Eva, I would be screaming too if I saw a lizard and Holly would be chasing it!! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

Bella and Ollie said...

Well done Eva !

Tanuki Maxx said...

Yikes!!
Mommy's terrified of lizards!
Me i just like to paw them!

Cheers,
Maxx

euthymic said...

Eva is truly fearless to grab the lizard as she did. Good thing the tail will grow back though--so Eva can do it again, BOL

Mocha Barney, Ashley Pumpernickel and Winniechurchill

Remington said...

I think I would scream too! Have fun in whatever you do! Enjoy!

Peggy Frezon said...

We don't have lizards but Kelly chases (and catches) snakes. yuck!

Anna the GSD said...

Wow, those lizards sound yummy and fun to chase!! I chase frogs. They don't taste good. I might need to try lizards...

Amy Wood said...

Oh, I wouldn't like having the lizard in my house either. Sounds like Eva was taking care of business and having fun doing it!

 
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