I suspect either a BOYNES GECKO or a native GEHYRA GECKO

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Re: I suspect either a BOYNES GECKO or a native GEHYRA GECKO

Postby kingofnobbys » Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:55 am

4am :
I think I just saw him on kitchen benchtop under the electric frypan when I shined my LED headtorch over there , he saw me (the bright light actually) coming and disappeared.
CBDs: Cleopatra & Caesar born 28Jan19.
Puff (RIP 10Dec15),Rex (RIP 16Mar17),Toothless (RIP 26Nov17).Peppa (RIP 22Mar19).
EBTSs : George & Mildred (born july 2010).
EWSs : Fluffy - 4yr rescued lawnmowing accident victim 14Nov17.
Lucky - cat attack rescue, fatal SI RIP 21Jul2010.
Wriggles - rescued injured ,thought she was a big lizard, over 8 yrs old, RIP 2Feb16. .
Gecko : Godzilla the hatchling GEHYRA GECKO (hatched May 2019)
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Re: I suspect either a BOYNES GECKO or a native GEHYRA GECKO

Postby kingofnobbys » Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:01 am

3 July 11pm, he's now in the bathroom , responded immediately with some churping when my wife turned on the light in to go in there. Was spotted disappearing behind the cistern.

He really gets around in the house …. surprising how loudly he can churp for such a tiny gecko.
CBDs: Cleopatra & Caesar born 28Jan19.
Puff (RIP 10Dec15),Rex (RIP 16Mar17),Toothless (RIP 26Nov17).Peppa (RIP 22Mar19).
EBTSs : George & Mildred (born july 2010).
EWSs : Fluffy - 4yr rescued lawnmowing accident victim 14Nov17.
Lucky - cat attack rescue, fatal SI RIP 21Jul2010.
Wriggles - rescued injured ,thought she was a big lizard, over 8 yrs old, RIP 2Feb16. .
Gecko : Godzilla the hatchling GEHYRA GECKO (hatched May 2019)
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Re: I suspect either a BOYNES GECKO or a native GEHYRA GECKO

Postby CooperDragon » Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:11 am

What does his chirping sound like?
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Re: I suspect either a BOYNES GECKO or a native GEHYRA GECKO

Postby kingofnobbys » Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:37 am

CooperDragon wrote:What does his chirping sound like?


Nearest similar sound is that of frog.I have since found this scholarly article about gecko vocalisations : https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/de88/a ... 2f8852.pdf


I'll see if I can find an audio file that sounds similar. I've heard a similar churping coming from the general direction of the kitchen often at night for years right though the seasons, I have ring tailed possums around and I thought it was them , or maybe flying foxes (we have them here too) in the backyard and in my tree (front yard) , but I now think it's geckos who are living in my house .

I have spotted a velvet gecko on my tree trunk sometimes at night if I happen to outside at night and just happen to hear something moving and shine my torch at the right moment at the right spot.
CBDs: Cleopatra & Caesar born 28Jan19.
Puff (RIP 10Dec15),Rex (RIP 16Mar17),Toothless (RIP 26Nov17).Peppa (RIP 22Mar19).
EBTSs : George & Mildred (born july 2010).
EWSs : Fluffy - 4yr rescued lawnmowing accident victim 14Nov17.
Lucky - cat attack rescue, fatal SI RIP 21Jul2010.
Wriggles - rescued injured ,thought she was a big lizard, over 8 yrs old, RIP 2Feb16. .
Gecko : Godzilla the hatchling GEHYRA GECKO (hatched May 2019)
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Re: I suspect either a BOYNES GECKO or a native GEHYRA GECKO

Postby kingofnobbys » Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:56 am

Just saw Godzilla ( or one of his little gecko gang ) climbing up the inside surface of the glass in our kitchen window …. turned the kitchen light on and there he was , didn't stay there long , as soon as moved towards him he leapt off and scurried away .

Meanwhile my handyman brought a little skink to me that he disturbed when he was digging the other day , not injured , very cold so I've opted to give it a home until the work in my backyard is all done .

This little skink is a about the same size as Godzilla and is a delicate garden skink : Lampropholis delicata
https://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid ... 06e83abb7e
and has settled in very nicely in Godzilla's little tub, and has proven a great insect hunter, making very quick work of weenie woodies and weenie crickets I've given it each day (about 6 per day).

I have at least three colonies of these little skinks living on my property , one group lives in my shed, one group lives in the little shrub garden next to my greenstrip, and the bigger group lives under my house.
CBDs: Cleopatra & Caesar born 28Jan19.
Puff (RIP 10Dec15),Rex (RIP 16Mar17),Toothless (RIP 26Nov17).Peppa (RIP 22Mar19).
EBTSs : George & Mildred (born july 2010).
EWSs : Fluffy - 4yr rescued lawnmowing accident victim 14Nov17.
Lucky - cat attack rescue, fatal SI RIP 21Jul2010.
Wriggles - rescued injured ,thought she was a big lizard, over 8 yrs old, RIP 2Feb16. .
Gecko : Godzilla the hatchling GEHYRA GECKO (hatched May 2019)
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Re: I suspect either a BOYNES GECKO or a native GEHYRA GECKO

Postby CooperDragon » Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:18 am

It's so cool that you have these colonies living around your house. Godzilla is part of one of the local gecko colonies?
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Re: I suspect either a BOYNES GECKO or a native GEHYRA GECKO

Postby kingofnobbys » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:05 pm

CooperDragon wrote:It's so cool that you have these colonies living around your house. Godzilla is part of one of the local gecko colonies?


I believe so - I wouldn't be surprised if there are several dubia geckos living inside and under my house , and I'm pretty sure are a few velvet geckos living on my big gum tree (because I occasionally see their eye's glowing back at me at night if I go out on my front patio late at night and I've saw one on the bark on the trunk one night a few years ago).
Now we know Godzilla is in the house , we have become more alert to the chance spotting him - he seems to get around a lot in the house, not in the same for more than a few nights at a time.
CBDs: Cleopatra & Caesar born 28Jan19.
Puff (RIP 10Dec15),Rex (RIP 16Mar17),Toothless (RIP 26Nov17).Peppa (RIP 22Mar19).
EBTSs : George & Mildred (born july 2010).
EWSs : Fluffy - 4yr rescued lawnmowing accident victim 14Nov17.
Lucky - cat attack rescue, fatal SI RIP 21Jul2010.
Wriggles - rescued injured ,thought she was a big lizard, over 8 yrs old, RIP 2Feb16. .
Gecko : Godzilla the hatchling GEHYRA GECKO (hatched May 2019)
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Re: I suspect either a BOYNES GECKO or a native GEHYRA GECKO

Postby kingofnobbys » Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:28 pm

Here are pictures of Little T

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a 2" plastic petri dish is a great bath and soaking pool for Little T.
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Little T is a great eater. !!!
CBDs: Cleopatra & Caesar born 28Jan19.
Puff (RIP 10Dec15),Rex (RIP 16Mar17),Toothless (RIP 26Nov17).Peppa (RIP 22Mar19).
EBTSs : George & Mildred (born july 2010).
EWSs : Fluffy - 4yr rescued lawnmowing accident victim 14Nov17.
Lucky - cat attack rescue, fatal SI RIP 21Jul2010.
Wriggles - rescued injured ,thought she was a big lizard, over 8 yrs old, RIP 2Feb16. .
Gecko : Godzilla the hatchling GEHYRA GECKO (hatched May 2019)
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Re: I suspect either a BOYNES GECKO or a native GEHYRA GECKO

Postby kingofnobbys » Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:39 am

I wont ever be ordering woodies again !!!

I thought crickets were quick little buggers !! but woodies make them look like slowcoaches.

I was separating the adult woodies from the babies and juveniles today to gut load and make it easier ( ha ha !! yeh right ! ) to get woodies out to feed Cleo , Caesar , George and Mildred , and to feed the juveniles to Fluffy , and the weenie woodies to Itchy ( Little T ) and Scratchy ( the two rescued delicate skinks ) .

I must have had a few dozen small and weenie woodies escape and I know I had maybe 5 adult woodies get away from me.
If the wild water skinks wake up soon and come inside they'll sure have a feast !!! and I know Godzilla the gecko is still about (back in the kitchen) as I heard him churping last night (several times ( until I turned off the lights , I think he was protesting about it being too bright).
CBDs: Cleopatra & Caesar born 28Jan19.
Puff (RIP 10Dec15),Rex (RIP 16Mar17),Toothless (RIP 26Nov17).Peppa (RIP 22Mar19).
EBTSs : George & Mildred (born july 2010).
EWSs : Fluffy - 4yr rescued lawnmowing accident victim 14Nov17.
Lucky - cat attack rescue, fatal SI RIP 21Jul2010.
Wriggles - rescued injured ,thought she was a big lizard, over 8 yrs old, RIP 2Feb16. .
Gecko : Godzilla the hatchling GEHYRA GECKO (hatched May 2019)
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