The entire population of Gold Dust Day Geckos on the Hawaiian Islands is believed to be offspring of eight lizards released on the University of Hawaii campus in 1974. These lizards are native to wetter regions of Madagascar, the Comoros Islands and Seychelles. “Gummy lizards” as they are sometimes called, feed on small insects, nectar and pollen. At The Coffee Shack in Captain Cook they slink along the railing and lick the insides of used jelly containers. This little guy has been living in my orchid plants in the guest bedroom for many weeks. At night he sleeps tucked into the folds of an unfurled leaf, completely hidden from view.
The Coffee Shack has stunning views! If you’re visiting that part of the island, don’t miss it!