Monday, May 26, 2008

A Gecko Lives Another Day

On the ground before me is a snippet of a Mediterranean gecko. A part that served its purpose as a life-saving tool. No worries……it’ll grow back, and even though it may not resemble the original, the owner lives another day. When this 2 inch piece of tissue was released it wriggled incessantly to distract whatever the predator happened to be in order for the gecko to escape sure death. I came across a video on YouTube that shows a gecko tail in action:




Further investigation revealed the possible culprit. In the sand not a foot away from the tail was the track of one of the local carnivorous feral felines, which run rampant in this area. And believe me if one of them came upon a juicy little gecko it definitely would partake.

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