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FirebrandRoaring  ·  1760 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Happy Saturday Hubski. Have some gloriously gorgeous geckos.

That first one's funky.

That last one's handsome.

user-inactivated  ·  1759 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Gecko's can be pretty cool. Like a lot of lizards, they come in all shapes and sizes. I don't know enough about them to have a favorite, but I think the mossy leaf tail gecko is a particularly neat one. They're actually able to change their skin tones to match their surroundings for camoflauge and they do it quite well. Here is one looking like white moss on a branch, which is pretty convincing. Here's one actually matching the mottled texture of green moss on brown and tan bark and in my opinion, it's impressive as heck. Like a lot of animals, when their passive defenses don't work, they're more than willing to resort to a threat display, which is actually pretty convincing. I don't know about you, but if I saw that, I'd take a step back.

FirebrandRoaring  ·  1759 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    they're more than willing to resort to a threat display

If he's actually shouting, I'd take a step back, too. Consider my life choices, afterwards.

user-inactivated  ·  1759 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Interestingly, last night I was gonna reply "I bet they just hiss. I don't think there are any lizards with vocal chords." I didn't want to lead you in the wrong direction though, so I Googled the question this morning and it turns out, while most lizards don't have any, geckos actually do. So there's actually a good chance the little guy is putting up a fuss.