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Postby the lynx » Thu, 01 Aug 2013 8:34 am

I will never be able to handle a python myself :(

Paradise tree snake, house snake, arrow head snake - I can manage. Python - gotta find a larger stronger man to handle.

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Postby nakatago » Thu, 01 Aug 2013 8:50 am

x9200 wrote:
Mi Amigo wrote:I love geckos too; we usually have one or two that visit frequently.

However, stuckmojo, perhaps the condo where we used to live at the end of Sunset Way (backing onto Maju Camp) is not for you - here's a visitor from a few years ago...

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No shitsu, it indiscriminately occupied 2 parking lots. That's why they took him away.


Damned pythons. They all park like assholes, I tells ya!

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Postby Edroche » Mon, 05 Aug 2013 12:56 pm

x9200 wrote:To cause even more damage to the OP's wife mental health there should be also mentioned that the standard size of the geckos you typically see at homes roughly corresponds to the size of the roaches that can be found in Singapore (up to 10 cm I believe). These roaches can fly and you surely have in your place even if you don't see them.


My wife reckons that they are poisonous if they happen to jump into the cooking pot. I'm not sure that I should have read this post as googling house gecko has some up with salmonella and apparently their poo isn't that nutritious either. They have also been known to chew electrical wiring and cause appliances, such as air conditioners, to break. Other than that they are fine.

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Postby sosingaporean » Sat, 24 Aug 2013 12:48 pm

naanwar wrote:We saw a lizard inside our condo this morning. My wife is freaking out.
Is this normal here in Singapore?




Yes, it's very common.
I am a local living in a HDB flat and I mingle with those lizards everyday.
They help you to get rid of those mosquitoes. :lol:

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Postby Max Headroom » Sat, 24 Aug 2013 2:52 pm

Edroche wrote:
x9200 wrote:To cause even more damage to the OP's wife mental health there should be also mentioned that the standard size of the geckos you typically see at homes roughly corresponds to the size of the roaches that can be found in Singapore (up to 10 cm I believe). These roaches can fly and you surely have in your place even if you don't see them.


My wife reckons that they are poisonous if they happen to jump into the cooking pot. I'm not sure that I should have read this post as googling house gecko has some up with salmonella and apparently their poo isn't that nutritious either. They have also been known to chew electrical wiring and cause appliances, such as air conditioners, to break. Other than that they are fine.


I don't know about the cooking pot, but I discovered a cicak in our microwave once. Of course by then it was well and truly zapped, the poor bugger. I hadn't noticed it because it had scurried underneath the rotating base.

Apart from these incursions and occasional frights when they pop out of the cupboard as you open them, they're basically welcome in our household. Every time I see a fat one I think of all the mozzies it must have eaten. All power to them. Just not in the microwave please.


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