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What gecko is this?

By johnboy 21 January 2014 13

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Bec wants to know:

Hi John,

Could you please ask your valued readers for help identifying this gecko I came across in the early hours of this morning?
I was thinking it was a Marbled Gecko, but not too sure…..never seen one in 34 years in the same suburb.

Should I beware our reptile overlords?

Thanks in advance,
Bec


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maxblues 2:40 pm 21 Jan 14

The Crimes has a photo of a brown devouring a red-bellied black and in the same article mentions a bloke being bitten by a red-bellied black whilst fishing at Lake Gininnderra.

Thumper 12:42 pm 21 Jan 14

MrBigEars said :

poetix said :

MrBigEars said :

Thumper said :

Cute little fellow.

I occasionally see these blokes and the odd Velvet Tail at my place.

Really? I’m quite jealous. The Western (Belconnen) Wasteland is so herpetologically barren I don’t even have skinks.

Do you have a garden? If you give them rocks, surely they will come.

I have all sorts of lizard appropriate habitat, but as yet no lizards. There’s plenty of invertebrate diversity that they could consume, too. I may be too spatially disconnected from a source population, or the many cats roaming may be intercepting them.

I’m only 50 metres from the Gininderra Creek corridor so I reckon that helps.

I’ve had an echidna wander across the front lawn as well 🙂

MrBigEars 12:02 pm 21 Jan 14

poetix said :

MrBigEars said :

Thumper said :

Cute little fellow.

I occasionally see these blokes and the odd Velvet Tail at my place.

Really? I’m quite jealous. The Western (Belconnen) Wasteland is so herpetologically barren I don’t even have skinks.

Do you have a garden? If you give them rocks, surely they will come.

I have all sorts of lizard appropriate habitat, but as yet no lizards. There’s plenty of invertebrate diversity that they could consume, too. I may be too spatially disconnected from a source population, or the many cats roaming may be intercepting them.

poetix 11:43 am 21 Jan 14

MrBigEars said :

Thumper said :

Cute little fellow.

I occasionally see these blokes and the odd Velvet Tail at my place.

Really? I’m quite jealous. The Western (Belconnen) Wasteland is so herpetologically barren I don’t even have skinks.

Do you have a garden? If you give them rocks, surely they will come.

MrBigEars 10:49 am 21 Jan 14

Thumper said :

Cute little fellow.

I occasionally see these blokes and the odd Velvet Tail at my place.

Really? I’m quite jealous. The Western (Belconnen) Wasteland is so herpetologically barren I don’t even have skinks.

tuco 10:39 am 21 Jan 14

It’s Bruce, Gordon’s brother.

maxblues 10:24 am 21 Jan 14

Gordon (on a wall near the street).

Thumper 10:19 am 21 Jan 14

Cute little fellow.

I occasionally see these blokes and the odd Velvet Tail at my place.

zorro29 9:54 am 21 Jan 14

awwwww! whatever it is, it’s adorable 🙂

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 9:46 am 21 Jan 14

I have had them at my place in the past. Don’t know the name though.

switch 9:45 am 21 Jan 14

Lost its tail and grown a new one at some point.

MrBigEars 9:42 am 21 Jan 14

First impression is Christinus marmoratus the Marbled Gecko. I need to have it in hand to ID it properly.

poetix 9:31 am 21 Jan 14

Looks like a substitute tail, doesn’t it?

I think that that is indeed a marbled gecko. I have one at home that comes out and eats insects on one window at night. It hides between the louvres.

http://reptilesofaustralia.com/lizards/geckos/cmarmoratus.html#.UryxlWthiSM

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