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Another Gecko on the wall

November 13th, 2011
by Redmond Bridgeman

3 Responses to “Another Gecko on the wall”

  1. 1 Bettina
    November 15th, 2011 at 15:01

    Such a beautiful gecko. I didn’t realise that they came this far south. Do your geckos make the kissing sound? I remember them on the walls of guesthouses in SE Asia making smooching calls to one another as they caught the bugs attracted by the lights at night.

  2. 2 Bettina
    November 18th, 2011 at 00:42

    Sitting up late at my computer doing some marking and I can hear an intermittent “t t t t t t t t t” noise. At first I thought it was my pc about to die but then I wondered “maybe we have a gecko living in the walls!”. Or maybe it’s just marking psychosis :/

  3. 3 Redmond Bridgeman
    November 18th, 2011 at 21:32

    When Hollis tried to poke it, our gecko made an alarming barkng sound, raised its’ body off the wall, and lurched forward. Hollis reacted in kind. Apparently, this is quite a common defensive reaction amongst geckos in Australia (and small childen). Anyone who is interested in reptiles and amphibians can look up: Harold G. Cogger’s ‘Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia’