Claire Simeone, Director of the Ke Kai Ola Marine Animal Center in Hawaii, received multiple phone calls from the center recently in which no one was on the other line. Concerned that there might be an emergency there, she rushed back to the center only to find there was no emergency at all! In fact, other employees received similar calls!
Simeone contacted Hawaiian Telecom which told her similar calls were being made to other people, the calls were originating from the center, but that they could not pinpoint which phone was making the calls.
After some detective work, Simeone was able to find the phone in question and the culprit responsible for making the calls: a gecko was walking over the phone making the calls “with his tiny gecko feet.” Simeone said that the little culprit was relocated outside safety away from the hospital’s phones!