In my Garage

Recently when moving boxes in the garage I came across one of residents. It was well camouflaged on the bricks.

It was …..

a leaf tailed gecko.

We see them often when we clear out the garage. They like the cool, dark areas. They are nocturnal and feed on insects. Unlike other geckos they have long toes but no toe pads. About 12cm in length, it is difficult at first glance to tell its head from its tail. The tail disguised to look like a leaf!  Although covered in spines the gecko is harmless. It does make a sharp hissing noise if threatened.

We are pleased to know they are still around.


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