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This was one of the smallest geckos i have ever seen...less than 2cm long.

He had already lost his tail....and like many species of lizard, geckos are able to drop their tails as a response to attack or predation, or when cats play with them. When a gecko is grabbed, the tail drops off and continues to twitch and thrash about, providing a great distraction that might allow the gecko to escape from a hungry predator.

Fortunately, a gecko can regrow its dropped tail, though the new tail will likely be shorter, more blunt, and maybe coloured a bit differently than the original tail.

This chappy had the most amazing little flower patterns on his body and head, like a green green tree python.


One of their most famous talents is their ability to scurry along surfaces — like walls, ceilings, or even glass windows. Did you know that the only surface that geckos can't stick to is Teflon. Well, dry Teflon. Add water, however, and geckos can stick even to this seemingly impossible surface! They do this through specialised toe pads.


Actually, geckos don’t have “sticky” toes, or a great grip. They cling with tiny...and I mean teeeny, tiney, tiny, nanoscale hairs, known as setae, that line every toe in huge numbers. Taken together, the 6.5 million setae on a single gecko can reportedly generate enough force to support the weight of two humans.