The Gecko Story

"One day I received a shipment of fan-foot geckos, small lizards about six inches long. Suddenly, while I was digging around in the box, one of the lizards ran up my arm and clamped itself onto the skin over my carotid artery.

Startled, I clamped my hand over the lizard and sat up suddenly. But the back of the chair that I was sitting in was broken.

I fell backwards out of the chair, in the process kicking the box, sending a couple dozen lizards airborne in a diffuse pattern that covered most of the room. I ended up on the floor, clutching my throat, in a futile attempt to defend myself from this one-ounce lizard who had quite cleanly thrown and pinned me and who even liberated his comrades in the process." - Wiley Nelson

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