‘Tiny gecko feet’ make phan­tom calls

Weekend Post (South Africa) - - World - NZStuff

A gecko ac­ci­den­tally made a “bazil­lion” prank calls af­ter it lay on top of a phone press­ing buttons at an an­i­mal hos­pi­tal.

Dozens of vets, em­ploy­ees and cus­tomers of the Marine Mam­mal Cen­tre in Hawaii were left con­fused when they start­ing to re­ceive “in­ces­sant phone calls” from a num­ber at the hos­pi­tal.

Dr Claire Sime­one said she had pan­icked when she started to re­ceive con­stant calls from a silent caller while away from the hos­pi­tal buy­ing lunch.

She thought there could be an emer­gency at the hos­pi­tal.

When she ar­rived back at work, all was calm, but other peo­ple were call­ing the hos­pi­tal ask­ing why they were be­ing phoned in­ces­santly.

The phone com­pany con­firmed all the calls were com­ing from one line.

Sime­one then walked around the hos­pi­tal.

She re­ceived an­other call from the silent caller and walked into the lab­o­ra­tory, dis­cov­er­ing the phan­tom caller.

“There is a gecko sit­ting on the touch­screen of the phone mak­ing calls with his tiny gecko feet!”–

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