Created 13-Feb-14
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They are praying or running around making a soft noice as "tjik, tjik, tjik".

They damaged already two printers.

They have also been known to chew electrical wiring and damage appliances such as air conditioners.

Superstition

Geckos are considered poisonous in many parts of the world. In Southeast Asia, geckos are believed to be carriers of good omen.
In Yemen and other Arab countries, it is believed that skin diseases result from geckos running over the face of someone who is asleep.
An elaborate system of predicting good and bad omens based on the sounds made by geckos, their movement and the rare instances when geckos fall from roofs has evolved over centuries in India. In some parts of India, the sound made by geckos is considered a bad omen; while in Bangladesh, it is considered to be an endorsement of the truthfulness of a statement made just before, because the sound "tik tik tik" coincides with "thik thik thik" (Bengali:ঠিক ঠিক ঠিক), which in Bengali means "right right right", i.e., a three-fold confirmation. The cry of a gecko from an east wall as one is about to embark on a journey is considered auspicious, but a cry from any other wall is supposed to be inauspicious. A gecko falling on someone's right shoulder is considered good omen, but a bad omen if it drops on the left shoulder. In Punjab, it is believed that contact with the urine of a gecko will cause leprosy. In some places in India, it is believed that watching a lizard on the eve of Dhanteras is a good omen or a sign of prosperity.

COMMON HOUSE GECKO

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Categories & Keywords
Category:Animals
Subcategory:Reptiles
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Keywords:COMMON HOUSE GECKO, HEMADACTYLUS FRENATUS, antoni uni, fauna, lizard, nature