Friday, April 21, 2006

Weekly Animal Pic - Gecko



This is a Aotearoa native Gecko. They are quite rare now as cats have thinned their numbers a lot. The problem with native animals here is that they are not good at dealing with the foreign invaders like cats, dogs, rats, stoats, ferrits... I don't know a lot about Geckos. When I was a kid I used to keep the ones that my cat brought inside (yes, I am part of the problem) as pets. This one was really small. Smaller than your index finger. Yes, YOUR index finger.

San Nakji for President!

6 comments:

Brotha Buck said...

Oh, we have those in our yard.

black feline said...

Many in Bali..remember sleeping in a hut type room on a hiily spot in Bali..it was raining heavily...a thunderstorm that evening...i was alone..power failure...and just across my bed on the wall was this giant sized GECKO!!!! I literally freaked out!

The Archivist said...

That is a heck of a geck-o. ;-)

Um, so what if someone with a one millimeter index finger reads this?

Oricon Ailin said...

We don't have them here, I don't think. I believe it's too hot and dry here. But, we do have lots of lizards. My favorite little one is called the Horned Toad. If you hold them upside down in your hand and gentle rub it's belly, it relaxes and falls asleep. hehehe

But, they are now on the Endangered Species list, so I can't pick them up anymore.

rubyslipperlady said...

What are stoats? I hate lizards, geckos, etc. yuck!

ems said...

Surprised cats are quick enough to squish them. I'm assuming they don't try to eat them as well...We get newts here but not sure there are any native geckos. Love them all.