Do I need to call an eggsorcist?
July 8, 2009 9:49 PM   Subscribe

What are these eggs I found in my underwear drawer?

I just discovered two small eggs in my underwear drawer. Around 5 mm or 1/4 inch in diameter, roughly spherical, hard white shell. I thought they were mothballs until I accidently crushed one. I was about to take a photo of the other but dropped it onto the floor, revealing the contents to be mostly yellow yolk and no visible sign of the embryonic mystery creature.

What laid these eggs, how did they get into my underwear drawer, and will the creature return to devour my family in the middle of the night? I live in rural Hong Kong.
posted by Etaoin Shrdlu to Pets & Animals (10 answers total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
 
Gecko
posted by hortense at 9:53 PM on July 8, 2009 [2 favorites]


Yup, that's exactly what they looked like. I'm tremendously pleased that it's not giant centipedes or pit vipers.
posted by Etaoin Shrdlu at 9:58 PM on July 8, 2009


gecko, yup! They are wonderful. We have them all over the house.
posted by fifilaru at 10:00 PM on July 8, 2009 [1 favorite]


I don't have anything useful to add. But, I just wanted to let ya'll know that you've made my day knowing that somewhere, it's completely normal to have gecko eggs in your underwear drawer.
posted by Netzapper at 10:23 PM on July 8, 2009 [80 favorites]


Last time, it was Stinkbug eggs. And I didn't find them until after they hatched in my underwear. Gecko eggs are just fine.
posted by Etaoin Shrdlu at 10:35 PM on July 8, 2009


I plucked up all my courage to come in and have a look at this thread and am going away grinning - thanks all!
posted by ceri richard at 1:14 AM on July 9, 2009 [2 favorites]


Geckos eat stink bugs. Problem solved!
posted by Pollomacho at 4:48 AM on July 9, 2009 [1 favorite]


Yes, that's definitely a gecko egg. My boyfriend's aunt has them all over her house and every now and then she'll find an impromptu nest in her sock drawer.
posted by foulowl at 7:03 AM on July 9, 2009


You can't prove a thing.

(but this thread made my week)
posted by geckoinpdx at 3:54 PM on July 9, 2009 [3 favorites]


Definitely better to find gecko than stinkbug eggs. *grin
posted by garnetgirl at 8:42 PM on July 9, 2009


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