Chiang Mai, Thailand: Tourists on the Prowl

K Kelly has finally arrived in-- well, somewhere hereabouts Asia, and was recently spotted in Chiang Mai, Thailand, trying the patience of geckos, who are widely believed among reptilian experts to be imperturbably tolerant. But apparently, tall Anglo tourists poking formidable camera lenses at their noses waiting for a striking pose can trigger a long-dormant evolutionary response of sighing. "This is a groundbreaking discovery. Who knew that geckos can sigh?" Albert Felbrek of the Center for Gecko Studies at Harvard University gushed yesterday. A gaggle of animal rights activists were gathered outside the traumatized gecko's cement crack abode while Mr Kelly bewilderedly insisted he did not intend to harm the urban wildlife. Fellow … [Read more...]