Australian Fat-tail Gecko by aussiebushstick

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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.

Hi, my name is Robyn J. Blackford. I am a retired nurse who loves photography, pyrography and writing. I live with my husband in the rainforest of Tallebudgera Valley in Queensland, Australia.

All my photos are what I see through the lens.

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  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusabout 4 years ago

  • Thank you for accepting this piece Deborah :) Robyn.

    – aussiebushstick

  • Kim McClain Gregal
    Kim McClain Gr...about 4 years ago


  • WOW, thank you Kim.

    – aussiebushstick

  • Vanessa Barklay
    Vanessa Barklayabout 4 years ago

    It is excellent, I agree! :O)

  • Thank you so much Vanessa. :) Robyn.

    – aussiebushstick

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