January 15, 2011
No reptile has become more interesting than this Tokay Gecko since Bujang Senang.....This gecko has also been the topic of conversation for many in the last few weeks.
Many of my friends from all over Sarawak are looking for this species behind cupboards at home and on trees in their locales. Some have even asked my husband to be their middle man..."Please call so and so in Kuching....we may have found one!! and you can have a share too....!!!!!!"
There was talk that one man receiving such a large sum of money that he fainted when he saw the notes given. But rumours being rumours the tall tale will grow taller!!
Unknown advertisers/promoters have asked for this reptile weighing between 450 gm and 700 gm and will pay RM30 000 per gram I was told. Some of my relatives including a few very old men are now in the villages looking for them.....Will the people who are promoting this sale please place their photos on the Net? I feel very sorry for the poor guys who are scrambling around looking for this small reptile and getting themselves into accidents. Rumours are so widespread that even my elderly and sporting father in law aged 91 also got a bit excited and would like to try his luck....He must not hit his head on a tree branch again ( looking for wild mushrooms - smile). His last outing last year got him admitted in the local hospital.
I also heard that one man was killed because he fell from an old tree while out looking for this lizard....
Again and again I read from several facebook postings that the enzymes (which part of the body) may help in research for cures for HIV.....but I could only be convinced if there are references from medical journals.
At E Mart Miri and other places in the Baram this gecko will be the hottest table topic for a while.
Now that every one is talking about this Gecko what will happen next?