...GUILLERMO CONTINUES TO TRACK NORTHWESTWARD... As of 5:00 AM HST Tue Aug 4 the center of Guillermo was located near 19.7N 148.5W with movement NW at 12 mph. The minimum central pressure was 989 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 70 mph.
Interesting, indeed. Seems like this question could be answered fairly easily but to be a fair test the coqui would need to be small enough for the gecko to ingest and the gecko would need to be “as per usual” with regard to access to other food sources, not starved. The natural experiment is probably happening all over Puna, all the time. Has anyone observed the outcome firsthand?
If it turns out geckos do eat coquis then I wonder if a predator-prey population cycle like that between lynx and snowshoe hares will eventually come to pass?