House Gecko

I would guess up to a dozen of these geckos live inside our house. Getting a good picture is difficult, they are most active at night and scurry away when we get too close. They play a very important role of insect control and I welcome all that want to live with us. They are skilled hunters. The other evening I watched one jump several inches to catch a bug that was about three times the size of its head. Sometimes we hear the thunk, thunk, thunk of the gecko slapping an insect against the wall to kill it before consuming.

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