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New Zealand Common Gecko

Hoplodactylus maculatus


What I thought was the remains of spider silk egg sack on a fence revealed itself to be a gecko skin (after I eased it out of its cranny).

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Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 8 years ago

you could make a mini handbag out of it, perhaps !

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 8 years ago

I've spent years in India with awful looking house geckos but never seen them shed their skin - Great spotting Kerry ! Pic #1 shows what I think is a membranous skin off the lower jaw - amazing ...

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

learned something new! didn't know geckos also shed their skins.

kerrydonovanbrown 8 years ago

I found the skin at my house. The live geckos we've seen here have all been brownish common geckos, and this skin has brownish markings along the back. I'd freak out if we had green ones here. :)

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Wellington, New Zealand

Spotted on Feb 10, 2012
Submitted on Feb 10, 2012

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