Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Barking Gecko in care after losing a foot - April 2012

I had a phone call from the nearby Amaroo Environmental Centre saying that they had found a leaf-tailed gecko in their office which had suffered a severed foot after it had been squashed under a box that had been moved.  When I arrived to pick it up, I found that it was in fact a Barking Gecko (aka thick-tailed gecko) that had a regenerated tail.  When barking geckos lose their tail (originally black with white stripes) a much wider duller coloured tail is regenerated - thus giving these beautiful little geckos a much different look.

The gecko was kept in care until the stump healed and then released close by at Jarowair where we also have barking geckoes.  Barking Geckos do not climb glass or walls, but forage on the ground under leaf littler and bark so this little guy should still be able to live a good life without one foot.

J.

Barking Gecko with severed foot in care 07/04/2012

Barking Gecko in care with severed foot april 2014
Barking Gecko with severed foot at release date at Jarowair 27/05/2012

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