MY FAVOURITE CARTOON AS A BOY..

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

MEDITERRANEAN GECKO

This little blighter crept into our room at night, using a crack under the door. The Mediterranean (or Turkish) Gecko is very distinctive - pink in colour, with a spotty, almost warty back and a very obvious stripey piebald tail. It never grows that big (ours was a very wee one, only about 2" long) - MUCH smaller than the larger Moorish Gecko which is also found over the Med, and can grow up to 6 or 7" long.
The Mediterranean Gecko has now invaded North America and is very common in parts of that continent.
Unsure if the reptile you've seen is a lizard or a gecko? Check out the eyes of the Gecko below - great big goggly things - a giveaway sign of a Gecko.
We really enjoyed seing this little niblet, and named it Gordon. Obviously.

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