Australian Fat-tail Gecko

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Tallebudgera Valley, Australia

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Pyrography or woodburning on Camphor Laurel. Approximately 5" by 7" or 13cms by 18cm.

“All Australian geckos are nocturnal…most live in deserts and the tropics…eat insects and other small invertebrates…are egg-layers…” “Geckos …(have) padded feet with microscopic bristles or hooks which form under each pad (which) catch on irregularities in the surface. The gecko lifts the front of each toe and disengages the bristles before taking the next step.” “Geckos are one of five lizard families in Australia. There are more than a hundred gecko species…” (Reader’s Digest Encyclopedia of Australian Wildflife. P. 306-314.)

This gecko is a ‘fat tail’ or ‘swollen tail’ which lives in our cabin. There are three others like this one, all with their own markings. They are the best mozzie catchers at night. This one is about 8" long or 21cms.

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