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Pine Knot Outdoors: Waxworm trip leads to a tall tale


July 12, 2019

The week started with a real emergency around the Baker household. Phoenix, our resident gecko, was out of food. Normally, we would run to Duluth and pick him up some crickets or tasty mealworms. It was late into the evening before we figured out he needed a fresh supply of protein.

The last light of day had just faded when I jumped into the Suburban. I wasn’t too thrilled with this mission, but somewhere, way down the list of parental and husbandly duties, was making sure the gecko was fed. My solution? A Kwik Trip run. In a pinch, waxworms from the Walt’s Crawlers refrigerator would h...

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