And now for some lanai dragons, actually called gold dust day geckos (Phelsuma laticauda), commonly called kona geckos in Hawaii. These beautiful geckos are natives of Madagasgar and were introduced to Hawaii in 1974. They are now common in Kona on the Big Island and here on Oahu as well as other locations. At my condo in windward Oahu we just recently have been invaded by a bunch of these little jewels. In reality that are an invasive pest in a fragile ecosystem but I have to say that we are stoked to have them on the lanai. They are quite beautiful and entertaining.
They are very contentious little buggers. They often do threat displays at each other by turning their bodies sideways and sticking out their tongues as below:
This video was shot and narrated by the trophy girlfriend, the former skyscaper gal who is transitioning to grass shack gal:
Yes we have been putting fruit out for them. Baiting is a big no no for any good wildlife photographer. We have to live with ourselves and our transgressions.
Thanks so much for visiting. Since her passing I am retiring the position of complaint department.