The Southern Leaf-tailed Gecko has rough, scaly skin and a brown or grey, mottled pattern that resembles the sandstone habitat where it lives. The Southern Leaf-tailed Gecko feeds at night and shelters during the day in crevices or under rocks. When the Southern Leaf-tailed Gecko is threatened or attacked, it discards its tail so it can escape to safety. It will re-grow another tail and the missing tail will decompose.
The Southern Leaf-tailed Gecko is found in the Sydney Basin and surrounds. It lives in urban areas and coastal sandstone heath. It is quite common in Sydney and has been known to enter garages and houses in urban areas.
Spotted on the brick wall at the front of my house sitting just under the light.
Lat: -28.32, Long: 153.46
Spotted on Aug 15, 2012
Submitted on Aug 15, 2012
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