Our cat, Abe, brought in a tailless gecko and placed it in the bathtub. Whenever I went to save the gecko he or she ran into the drain. Someone suggested I throw a towel over the gecko but as long as it was in the drain there seemed to be no saving it. I brought some tree trimmings inside and put them in the bathtub thinking that if I was a gecko I'd prefer the tree trimmings to the drain. Next morning the gecko was on the tree trimmings. I threw a black towel over the whole lot and took them outside and released the gecko back to the wild. The end.