Monday, October 7, 2013

Precious lizard; Tokay Gecko

What? Now wait a minute! Was it illegal for all this time? God, I would have never known if it wasn't for today’s news.

Now, it has been quite some time that I have seen most of the people down at Samdrup Jongkhar scrambling from wall to wall looking for this precious lizard. Well I dared to ask few  about it and all I could decipher from their  hard search was that they earned quite a stack of money from just few of those small black spotted lizard.

Tozay Gecko! It has got a name too, for crying out loud. I even clicked a picture of it in my cell phone at one time and showed it my colleagues. We had a long session of talk for its value in the black market.
Word in the street is that some Indians from the nearby border would come and collect the catch with loads of money. But hunting these precious creatures isn't a walk in the park, I suppose. They had to dig all the concrete walls hunting for just a few. 

Next time you visit the Samdrup Jongkhar town, I reckon you check the walls. It’s almost finished digging. Who wouldn't right? It’s all money but should remember; it’s illegal for good.       


  1. I believe the lizard thing is a rumor like many other such rumors in the past.
    next time we hate some animal we should create a rumor and people will go hunting it without verifying anything. Who actually comes up with such wild rumors? And most amazing thing is We Bhutanese are very good at spreading and accepting it.
    Thanks for sharing the picture and about poor walls in SJ ha ha ha

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