Cheap Little Reptiles In Jakarta!


No, I’m not talking about the slimy fanatics who want to burn Governor Ahok.

It’s actual reptiles, on sale in Jakarta’ Citraland Mall near Grogol…

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…where I stopped on my way back from the persecuted Christians’ Easter Sunday Service downtown. Oppressed Christians In The Street Heat, In Pluralist Indonesia 

Short of provisions, I was delighted to find both eggs and bananas offered at 50% discounts.

Although eager to get home and put my feet up, I was nevertheless distracted from my planned sharp exit by a crowd of shoppers milling around in one corner of the mall. When I neared the throng, what should I see but a large sign, advertising –

GECKOS, Buy 1, Get 1 Free…

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Gambar terkait

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Or words to that effect.

Now, if I really wanted a gecko, I could get one free most every day, were I fast enough to grab one, There are lots, darting around the streets of the housing complex where I live.

But I don’t.

I already enjoy reptilian guests galore, the little cecak, which often drop by, and sit still on my living-room walls or slink around my sink.

Hasil gambar untuk cecak

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No zoologist, I’d say they’re little cousins of the gecko.

Cute and harmless, and presumably devourers of bugs, they are welcome guests, whom I do my best to protect from my cat’s predatory instincts.

But it wasn’t just geckos on sale on Sunday arvo.

A small ‘Bali python’ was on display, and I mean small, more like a large earth-worm…

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Hasil gambar untuk anaconda J Lopez movie

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…nothing at all in common with those that menace gorgeous women like J-Lo in silly movies.

Oh, she had trouble with an anaconda, not a python? Never mind, the illustration surely didn’t go amiss.

But I felt sorry for them all, those tiny snakes, newts, etc.

Do the folks that buy them on a whim genuinely take good care of them?

 

 

 

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