Vibrant green like ginger leaf,
The vibrant gecko’s rarely seen
unless you hide and wait beneath
for silhouette ‘neath sunlit gleam.
The best-known reptile of the Hawaiian Islands (apart from their much larger, more durable sea turtle cousins) is the gecko. Believe it or not, though, these iconic lizards which have been adopted by certain insurance companies aren’t from Hawaii at all but Madagascar. In fact, all gecko species on the Hawaiian Islands were brought here from other countries. Rumor has it, that finding one in your home is good luck, and every time they chirp, they’re supposedly agreeing with whatever was just said.