No, no, no. I don't mean the talking gecko everybody has seen (way too much) on tv advertising insurance.
This is a real Mediterrean Gecko, in the pine woods of panhandle Florida, sitting on an almost 100% decayed softball.
Buck thought it was sitting on a dirt-covered light-wood knot.
"Nope," I said. Buck looked at my smug, self-satisfied face. He knew I would enlighten him whenever I was good and ready.
"It's an old softball."
"What? Are you sure?"
"Uh huh. I've been watching it decay for the last year or more. Good guess, though, and a great catch on seeing that gecko. I never would have spotted it in a million years."