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    Post by Joy on Fri 18 Jan 2013, 2:35 pm

    A little Asian House gecko seen on the cornice during its nocturnal hunt for moths & other prey. It later scurried upside down across the ceiling & it is an agile hunter. It seems to have lost part of its tail but it looks to be growing back. They generally grow to 10cms (4ins) in length.

    These little critters were first seen in the far north west of Australia in the 1960s & found their way to our area in the late 1980s. They haven't seemed to have caused any problems since naturalising & look very similar to the native House gecko. They have bulging lidless eyes & toe pads. It has spines in bands around the tail unlike native house geckos which are smooth.

    It does seem to be the source of the chuck chuck chuck calls we hear from the back patio & outside in the palm trees.

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    Post by Joy on Fri 18 Jan 2013, 2:35 pm

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    Post by Joy on Fri 18 Jan 2013, 2:36 pm

    It is hard to see on the bricks.

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    Post by Dawn on Wed 30 Jan 2013, 7:41 pm

    aww he's lovely Joy! they are such gentle little lizards and they break so easily, don't they. We never find it successful in trying rescue them from anything. I have heard that if you see Geckos in your area the air is clean?
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    Post by Joy on Thu 31 Jan 2013, 6:56 am

    It certainly is a pretty little creature, Dawn. :yes: :D Saw it again the following night on the kitchen bench near the sink but havn't seen it since. Must have gone back outside.

    Yes, our air is as clean as it can be with the ocean, two National parks, only local traffic & no factories. Trouble is though, the road we live on is the main entry to town from the south & gets a great deal of traffic especially during peak tourist times. So it would be the most "polluted" part of town. :lol3:

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