Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Creature of the night

After dark, and sometimes earlier, the chatter of the little geckos can be heard. They sit on the ceilings and walls of verandahs and other buildings, and here in the park they like to hang around the outside lights of the bathrooms. Presumably they like to catch the insects that are also attracted to the light.

When I lived in the NT years ago we lived in a house with louvres but no screens and the geckos used to come inside the house. We never minded. In those days I wasn't as interested the natural world so I've got no idea what particular type of gecko we lived with, and now I can't access the web cheaply so I don't know what this little chap is either.

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