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Friday, September 24, 2010

Gecko whoopee

The Asian house gecko (Hemidactylus frenatus) is a recently introduced species in Nicaragua. The Nicaraguans call it perrozompopo, along with the native gecko species. It is now found in practically every house in the country, including in Estacion Biologica in Laguna de Apoyo Nature Reserve. This nocturnal species gives hours of fun just watching them under lights as they dart after insects on the ceiling, sticking to practically any surface with their paws. The following pictures suggest just how they got to be so numerous in Nicaragua, so quickly.
Asian House Gecko Nicaragua
Photo by Jeffrey McCrary.
Geckos Nicaragua
Photo by Jeffrey McCrary.
At Estacion Biologica, we work with locals, the government, and the scientific community to promote the protection of natural areas like the Laguna de Apoyo Nature Reserve. If you would like to work with us, please contact us for more information.
reptiles mating Nicaragua
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