For several years we have had one or more geckos living on our boat. We suspected more than one, but only recently did Bob see two together. We have enjoyed their company, watching them dart around the boat, hopefully munching on any unwanted insects we have aboard. We were sad that their lives were in danger because we have to get the boat fumigated before we go to the Galapagos, and we were even sadder when we heard that geckos can live up to 15 years. They certainly do no harm to us, and they eat bugs, so we appreciate them being aboard. We have tried to catch them in the past, but they are very quick and very elusive.
With the date of fumigation approaching we feared their days were numbered. One evening, after Bob was asleep, I noticed two geckos running around one of the pictures we have hanging on the wall. I quickly grabbed a bowl and was able to catch one, and then the other! I was so pleased with myself! Now what do I do with them? Two geckos in bowls, covered with plastic. Being in a marina, next to an unoccupied boat, I was able to walk over and give them a new home. Quite the sense of accomplishment and relief. I hope they live long and happy lives aboard our neighbor boat.