04 August 2011

Retirement - Day 23: What a place for a nest of lizard/gecko eggs!

When we got here last month, we opened our gate and found a lizard (lagartija), or gecko, had laid her clutch of eggs in a little cavity in the gate lock. If you look close, you'll see we've got 8 tiny eggs in there.

It's been 23 days since we arrived and there has been no activity in the nest. So, I've been wondering if the eggs are even fertile. I did a little online research and found it can take anywhere from 40 to 80 days for the eggs to hatch. I guess we are going to watch the nest for a few more weeks and hope the little critters hatch and grow up to join the rest of the insect predators in the neighborhood.

1 comment:

  1. Yay for insect predators. Kill 'em all; Let FSM sort'em out.