A Snake Eating a Huge Gecko…
…is what I thought I saw.
According to Thai legend, as explained by my teaching partner Goy, this was not the case.
What actually happens is the gecko has eaten too much. The snake comes along and eats the insects out of the gecko’s stomach. It is a golden tree snake and a tokay gecko. So apparently the snake does not usually kill the gecko, but rather just makes it regurgitate its food.
Is it true? Oddly, I think it is.
Did I see this in the countryside? No, I did not. This was right outside Wild Rose Yoga Studio in the Old City of Chiang Mai. Just goes to show that nature and all her mysteries are alive and well, even in the city.