• StevenF

Poor Little Gecko

This morning when I came home from work at 12:30am, I went outside to go get the mail out of our box. As I shut our security door, something fell into my hair and then onto my forehead and then hit the ground.

It was a weird sensation. If you have seen my high, hairsprayed hair, it can be a bit of a nest. Sometimes if I am not careful, I get it caught in tree branches if I am not paying attention.

So when this thing fell into my hair, it felt like it was moving and alive. Then I felt something cold and wet on my forehead, and then it fell to the ground.

At first, I could not tell what it was. It looked like a giant booger, but soon I realized it was a little gecko, which are common around here. It looked a bit like this Albino Leopard Gecko.

I thought I had just knocked him down, but when I returned with the mail, I discovered he hadn't moved. As I bent down to prod him, I realized he was in two halves. What had apparently happened was he had gotten caught in the door when I closed it, and I had severed his body.

I felt really bad about it. I know maybe it seems he's just an insignificant little gecko, but he was just an innocent living creature going about his business when my accident damaged him and will likely be the cause of the end of his life.

It made me sad. I would never want to harm a living creature that way. I wish it hadn't happened. It upset me, and I still feel bad about hurting the poor thing.

Nothing can be done about it. I'm just sorry I hurt and likely killed this poor little gecko.

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