All about Geckos

A Gecko with its tongue out.Geckos can be found in warm climates throughout the world. These lizards make use of chirping sounds in social interactions with other geckos. The most unusual aspect of Geckos is that they have no eyelids and instead have a transparent membrane which they lick to clean (as shown in the picture – click on it for a larger view).
A few species have the ability to shoot an irritating liquid out of the end of its tail. They are also known to have the ability to change the colour of their skins although they have not mastered it like the chameleons and can only go pale.

Some species are parthenogenic, the females capable of reproducing without copulating with a male. This improves the geckos' ability to spread to new islands.

Many geckos are kept as pets and will eat various kinds of insects and sometimes fruit.

Many species have specialized toe pads that enable them to climb smooth vertical surfaces (like glass) and even cross indoor ceilings with ease. The toes of the gecko have attracted a lot of attention, as they adhere to a wide variety of surfaces, without the use of liquids or surface tension.

The photographer said
This is the first time I've caught a gecko with its tongue out. It may have been taunting me, or maybe it was sizing up my potential as a meal, not sure which. Anyway, this one didn't seem as timid as most, and scurried down the trunk of this manila palm until it was just above my head. It repeated this eye-licking maneuver several times, and I was lucky enough to capture one of them. The whole open-mouth-stick-out-tongue-lick-eyeball-retract-tongue-
close-mouth sequence only takes a fraction of a second, so I was amazed I caught it at all.

This gecko as captured in the photograph looks very vibrant, cute and appears to be always smiling. Love it. The full photoset can be found on the following link.

Photoset: Geckos
Source: Wikipedia
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