Dec 2, 2008

Meet my friend the mo'o

The house geckos who live here at the House of Good Living have become especially rambunctious of late.

Commonly known in Hawaii as mo'o (pronounced mow-o), these little bug-zapping machines make their homes behind mirrors and pictures and in the lanai closet. They dart about quickly and gobble up unsuspecting gnats, punctuating their meals with chirps of delight (or terror, I suppose, if pursued by larger and hungrier members of their own species).

Our usual trade breezes disappeared this afternoon and Big Island vog is rolling in, bringing the moist, warm pineapple-scented air that sends bugs swirling. The mo'o party line is probably buzzing excitedly at the prospect of their big buffet tonight.

1 comment:

  1. Yes, I would prefer those little guys to the mice. I don't imagine they'd transition well to cold Minnesota, however!