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Large gecko sold in Burmese village for USD $2 million

blog October 12, 2012

Rangoon (Mizzima) – A 3 and ½ foot long gecko was sold for 1.7 billion kyat (about USD $2 million) at Kyaukse Village in Sagaing Region on October 30, according to 7-Day News Journal.

Rangoon (Mizzima) – A 3 and ½ foot long gecko was sold for 1.7 billion kyat (about USD $2 million) at Kyaukse Village in Sagaing Region on October 30, according to 7-Day News Journal.

Chinese traders reportedly bought it to use its regurgitation fluids in making a traditional medicine.

Originally, a Mandalay-based trader offered to buy the gecko at the price of 1 billion kyat, a gecko trader in Mandalay Region said.

The traders told the journal: “They did not sell at the price of 1 billion kyat, so I went there to offer to buy the gecko for 5 billion kyat, but it had already been sold.”

“The gecko is not from Kyaukse Village. But the transaction was conducted in the village. Its weight is 1.40 viss (1 viss = 1.6 kg),” a resident told the journal.

Currently, the Mandalay area is a hunting ground for gecko traders who buy geckos that weigh more than 0.25 viss to be used in making medicine.

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    Rangoon (Mizzima) – A 3 and ½ foot long gecko was sold for 1.7 billion kyat (about USD $2 million) at Kyaukse Village in Sagaing Region on October 30, according to 7-Day News Journal. Rangoon (Mizzima) – A 3 and ½ foot long gecko was sold for 1.7 billion kyat (about USD $2 million) at Kyaukse […]

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