ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Have you been face to face with a Reptilian Gecko?

Updated on October 30, 2016

David Icke and the Reptilians conspiracy theory

Many of you will have heard all about the Reptilians that David Icke claims secretly run the world, and contactee Alex Collier advises that you run as fast as possible if you encounter one of these very dangerous alien beings, but I had an encounter with a reptilian of a very different type. It was nevertheless in the early hours of the morning when I came face to face with a Reptilian!

Around 3 am my cat Tiggy woke me up by leaping off the bed and running into the next room. The last time she had done this was when we had a visit from a large Persian tomcat and I wondered if he had returned.

But it was not a cat, it was something much smaller and at first I couldn't see what Tiggy was trying to get in the kitchen. She was fascinated by the door of a cupboard and trying to get in it.

Close-up on a Gecko's face
Close-up on a Gecko's face
Rescued Gecko
Rescued Gecko
Gecko on wall
Gecko on wall
Turkish Gecko
Turkish Gecko

The Eyes of a Reptilian

I opened it and moved some stuff inside and then I saw the little creature she knew was there. It was a Gecko and he ran out of the cupboard and went behind the rubbish bin.

Tiggy was there like a flash and I had to hold her back and with the other hand try to move the bin and catch the little reptile. He ran fast out into the hall and I was quick enough to catch him.

I always find that geckos become almost as if they are tame once you have them in your hand, and so it was with this one. I decided to take some photos before I let him out over the balcony.

Geckos are amazing little lizards with classic vertical pupils in their ever-so-reptilian eyes. They also have the ability to see in the dark and amazingly to walk up walls and upside down across ceilings. They are also able to change their body colour schemes and can match their backgrounds.

In Tenerife there are two types - the Tenerife Gecko (Tarentola delalandii) and the Turkish Gecko(Hemidactylus turcicus), the latter species of which is a real alien invader here that was believed to have first appeared on the island in the area of the capital city Santa Cruz.

Both species come out at night to seek their insect prey and they are often found on the walls of houses both inside and out.

It is thought that it is lucky to have geckos around and indeed, they are a great help because they love to eat moths, mosquitoes, cockroaches and other insects that we don't want sharing our accommodation.

Tiggy has caught geckos before and sadly she killed a couple in the place I used to live down in the south of the island. I have managed to save some there though and also saved a very big one she caught in the middle of the night again here.

On that occasion the gecko wasn't very thankful at first when I grabbed him because he bit me. I suppose he thought I was an even worse monster than Tiggy and was trying to defend himself. Again though the rescued reptile soon quietened down and stayed calm in my hand and I put that one out over the balcony wall too.

Geckos have such cute faces and cute little hands and if I didn't have Tiggy they would be more than welcome to share my apartment!

© 2009 Steve Andrews


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)