Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Backyard Fauna - Gecko!

(Depending on your screen, this little guy is probably appearing larger than life!)
You got it: big eyes, big toes, bumpy and translucent skin, and the stripy tail! This little guy was in our backyard last night. We have had very few lizards this year and it made my day. He was less than 2" long and very quick. When I do see lizards, they are normally fence swifts [which I now know as Texas Spiny lizards] or five-lined skinks, so geckos are especially cool to see. (According to my little bit of googling, this is a Mediterranean gecko.)
May your day be filled with small and wonderful surprises!