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Rumors in Thailand saying geckos can sell for up to 1 million baht, depending on their size, might actually be true. Many Thai people have caught and sold geckos as a full-time job. But now the nation’s gecko hunters and sellers have to be more cautious since the authorities issued a warning, saying some geckos are on the wildlife preservation and protection list. Those who are caught catching or selling them could face jail time. On April 24, two Thai women were arrested with the possession of 320 geckos at the pier in the Khemmarat district of the Isaan province […]

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Some can kill doctors which are crossing a street on a  pedestrians crossing without punishment. But you better not catch a gecko. 

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For those who may not know why these geckos are selling for such high prices... Thais and some others believe that they can cure HIV

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2 hours ago, Poolie said:

Actually, the Chinese dont eat geckos. They welcome them because they catch mosquitos.

So temper your xenophobia, Mr Perfect.

Objection noted, and I've been hammered by the proper authorities.

 

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