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Turkish gecko

Hemidactylus turcicus


This gecko was resting on my Oleander plant pot, running around all over the grass, and foliage on plants. This is very irregular for these geckos, because they usually come out and is found at night. This gecko has beautiful black and cream spots, and displays many brown patches which can be seen in the 4th picture. This species is originally an introduced species to most of the world, originally from the mediterranean. Their bellies or undersides are somewhat translucent. It is currently unknown what impact the geckos have on native wildlife in the countries they have invaded.


In my garden, Fort worth, Texas.


This gecko marks my 1-year anniversary, and i'm glad to say I found out, and contributed to PN.

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Saturniidae27 11 months ago

Thanks Neil :-)

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 11 months ago

Happy anniversary, Saturniidae27. I totally agree with Brian - you've made a wonderful contribution. I love this gecko spotting too. It's a beauty :)

Saturniidae27 11 months ago

Thanks a lot Brian :-)

Brian38 11 months ago

Great spotting Saturniidae27. Congratulations on your anniversary. You have been a wonderful contributer to PN!

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Fort Worth, Texas, United States

Spotted on May 31, 2020
Submitted on Jun 12, 2020

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