13 May 2011

Lily’s pet gecko

Posted by Callan Bentley

My fiancée Lily teaches science at a local middle school, and she has a pet leopard gecko there. I went in this morning to give her students a talk on climate change, and used the opportunity to hang out a bit with the gecko, which is named Kimo (“chemo”). Lily affectionately calls him “Kemo-sabe”…

I took a few photos, which long-time readers will recall I did with another classroom pet lizard, the Jackson’s chameleon, back when Lily taught in Hawaii.

Leopard geckos are native to Pakistan. He’s really cute, and quite gentle and “chill.” Unlike some cats that I could name but won’t.

She also has a pet dwarf hamster in the classroom. Maybe I’ll present his portrait next.