Picture of the day - Friday, May 11, 2012
Subject: Bavay’s Giant Gecko
Title: Who's Watching Who?
About: Bavay’s Giant Gecko by Dennis Stewart
When threatened, the Bavay’s gecko secretes a foul-smelling greasy goo from under its tail.
These cute little geckos are only found on the island of New Caledonia. They grow 6-10 centimeters long and are a light brown, grey or olive color with lighter rosettes on the body and darker banding on the tail. The geckos have big, yellowish colored ear-holes on either side of their head. They love climbing and though nocturnal, are often out during the day, as they don’t always hide.
Habitat: Found on the main island of New Caledonia, the Bavay’s gecko lives in rain forests and open forests. They are arboreal (tree dwelling) but also like shrubs. Their habitat is at risk from development and introduced fire ants.
Equipment: Nikon D300 Camera w/Nikkor 105mm lens
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