Wednesday 26 November 2014

Goldentail Gecko

Image: Dave Fleming
Strophurus taenicauda
Wow! Look at this beauty! That black and silver scale pattern would make for a sweet tie. Maybe a pair of shoes to go with it. Maybe a suit, too. And a couch? Carpets? Duvet cover!

That'd be one sassy bachelor pad.

Goldentail Geckos live in the forests of eastern Australia where they clamber through trees at night in search of insects to eat. They reach about 7 cm (3 in) long, not including the tail.

That's about all the info there is to be had. Except for one valuable lesson...

Video: Seva6348

No matter how well dressed you are, you must always be careful not to look silly.


Lear's Fool said...

He's also faster than other geckos because of the racing stripe!

TexWisGirl said...

what a cool beauty!

Joseph JG said...

@Lear's Fool: Haha! In that case I'm glad they managed catch it resting!

@TexWisGirl: So true!

Crunchy said...

He looks like a palette swap, so you can tell the Player 2 Gecko from the Player 1 Gecko.

Joseph JG said...

I knew those sticky feet couldn't be really real. It's just graphics

Susan said...

I've seen not dissimilar wallpaper.
Okay, not lately. Not for a few decades.

Joseph JG said...

Oh, it'll come back when it's retro