Wahj By: Wahj

Gecko anatomy

Our cats kill any gecko unfortunate enough to wander into our house - not out of malice, but simply because they pounce on it and play with it until the poor things invariably die, to be discovered by us a few months later, tucked under some rug, dried up and dessicated.

 

As result of this, my wife and I make every effort to capture and relocate geckos that wander it. By "capture", I mean me standing on a ladder with a tupperware container trying to corner a terrified gecko up on the ceiling. By "relocate", I mean me taking the gecko out and letting him go on the wall in the corridor, near a nice ceiling light where he can feast on insects that congregate there - and hopefully not come back into our apartment!

 

After I caught this little fellow, I thought I should take the opportunity to photograph him. My wife helped me hold him up against the light, on a piece of glass, and I took the photo from below. He's so tiny (only about 2 inches in real life) you can see right through him - lungs, vertabrae, and what sees to be a gut full of semi-digested insect

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  • Jane_W 10y

    This really has to be viewed large - the detail is incredible.

    I had to rescue a mouse from Alfred's mouth and relocate him back outside not so long ago - the poor thing was being sucked to death! I came into the lounge to see Alf with the tail sticking out of the corner of his lips! As you say, they play with them rather than tear them apart.
  • Intergalactic Hussy 8y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Naturesque, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

    Naturesque

    Very cool!!
  • jnhoang12ha 5y

    Hi there friends of the Gecko. The photograp is very well taken and very artistic. I have a question that I would appreciate very much if you can find the answer for me: How long do this kind of gecko live?
    I mean can they live years and years? Thank you so much. Please reply to
    jnhoang12 @yahoo.com
    My name is Jenny.
  • Sherron 5y

    Very nice! Glad you were able to save this little house gecko. We have them all over our house, too, but no cats so we let them run wild. ;)

    Great photo.
  • Thorsten Schnier 4y

    Noticed this and followed the link here:
    www.gizmag.com/bioinspired-adhesive-tape-kiel/20406/
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Taken on October 19, 2005
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