Gecko Makes Prank Calls to 'Bazillion' People From Hospital Phone in Hawaii; Here’s the Story
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Marine mammal vet Claire Simeone thought it was a prank call and ignored it. When her phone buzzed again, she picked up only to hear silence on the other end. Creepy, right? She kept the phone aside only to ring again. She took to Twitter saying, "So yesterday I started getting calls at our hospital, #KeKaiOla @TMMC. I was getting lunch, so I thought maybe someone had a seal-related question. I picked up. Silence." It was a gecko that caused the panic. Read the complete story to know how the tiny reptile caused panic.

As she continued receiving calls from the hospital, Simeone grew worried and thought it could be an emergency. She writes on Twitter, "So yesterday I started getting calls at our hospital, #KeKaiOla @TMMC. I was getting lunch, so I thought maybe someone had a seal-related question. I picked up. Silence." Simeone is the hospital director at the Ke Kai Ola Hawaiian Monk Seal Hospital in Kailua-Kona in Hawaii. And last week after she stepped out of the office she started receiving the mystery calls. She rushed to the hospital, but everything was fine. Woman Calls Firefighters to Rescue 'Huge Monitor Lizard,' Turns Out To Be a Small Gecko, View Pic!

In her Twitter thread, she explains, "I arrive. All is calm. Did anyone call me? No one did. I get another call. It’s coming from INSIDE the hospital. So I call @HawaiianTel to check it out. Phone on the fritz? Meanwhile, several other people call the hospital, asking WHY WE ARE CALLING THEM INCESSANTLY?" She called up the telecom operator who said may be the issue was with their handsets or the phone's software. Simeone then decided to check the office phone lines. Muja, One of the Oldest Living Alligator Arrives at Belgrade Zoo! World War II Survivor Is Fit With an Enthusiastic Appetite.

The tweet further reads, "I walk around the hospital. Not the fish kitchen. Not the office. Not the viewing room. I get another call from @TMMC on my cell. I enter the laboratory. That’s the line! I approach the phone..." Simeone found out that the calls were being made from the laboratory by a gecko. Yes, a gecko was making the innumerable calls to people from the lab's phone.

Here is the gecko that called up so many people:

Simeone took the fame to bring attention to their donation campaign also. She also mentioned about The Marine Mammal Center (@TMMC) and their work at Ke Kai Ola, a Hawaiian monk seal hospital. The series of the tweets were quick to go viral with social media users narrating similar experiences in the comment box. In a similar incident, in a town in England, children's nursery rhymes were being played repetitively late at night. After it tormented a woman for over a year, investigators found out that it was the work of spiders.