And the bush has friends to meet him, and their kindly voices greet him, In the murmur of the breezes and the river on its bars,
And he sees the vision splendid of the sunlit plains extended, And at night the wonderous glory of the everlasting stars.

Banjo Paterson (1889)

Monday, July 26, 2010

Spiny-tailed Gecko Videos

The first video is of a Spiny-tailed Gecko (Strophurus spinigerus) as he wanders around the garden in the late afternoon, looking for a good spot to go hunting insects during the night. These geckos are native to the southwest of Western Australia, but we don't often see them in our Perth hills garden.

The second video is of him cleaning his eyes with his blue tongue, possibly after catching an insect or licking some nectar off our red grevilleas in the garden. These geckos belong to the tail-squirter group, because as a defence they can squirt a sticky, smelly fluid from pores on the top of the spiny tail.


Sciarada said...
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Sciarada said...

Hi Richard, both videos are very nice you have the sesazione have personally witnessed, but the second is my favorite for their special tongue on the eyes