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Copyright: Nicolas Zwarg (nz-photo) (8)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-10
Exposure: f/4.8, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Reptiles - Geckos 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-02-09 19:02
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Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I found it thanks to the loud sounds it emits and manage to shot it while it was hiding on the wall behind a wardrobe

- Wikipedia:
The Tokay Gecko (Gekko gecko), is a nocturnal arboreal gecko native to southeast Asia and the Indo-Australian Archipelago. They are abundant, ranging from northeast India and Bangladesh, throughout Southeast Asia, to Indonesia and western New Guinea.
it was named Tokay Gecko, because of the "tokay, tokay" noise it emits. Their native habitat is rainforest trees and cliffs, and they also frequently adapt to human habitations, roaming walls and ceilings at night in search of insect prey.
Tokays are the second largest gecko species, attaining lengths of about 30-40cm (11-15 inches) for males or 20-30cm (7-11 inches) for females and weights of 150-300g (5-10 oz). They are distinctive in appearance, with a bluish or grayish body sporting orange or red spots.

They are renowned for their aggressive disposition and (unusually for lizards) their loud vocalizations.
The bite of a large tokay, while unlikely to cause lasting damage to a human, is painful and can easily draw blood. Furthermore, a tokay gecko, once having bitten, will not readily let go. Tokay owners report that the only effective way (other than waiting) to get the lizard to release its hold is to submerge it in water.

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Hi Nicolas,
I am just marking, I'll be back soon :)
Best greetings,

amazing gecko, TFS Ori

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