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Honaunau Mo'o

I snapped this shot while conducting archaeological fieldwork at a site called "Honaunau" on the Big Island of Hawai'i. This Gold-Dusted Gecko ("Mo'o" in Hawaiian) is resting on the leaves of a Ti Plant. Hawaiians believe that Ti Plants which are native to Polynesia, are a shield from bad spirits. It was neat to see all the little critters that call this ancient site home.

TAGS: Archaeology, Gecko, Hawaii, Nature

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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America
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Date Taken: 07.2016
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 26, 2016, 9:34 p.m.
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PHOTO LOCATION Captain Cook, Hawaii, United States of America