On window at night
a young one
"I found what appears to be a baby Gecko indoors when I opened up shop early this morning where I work in North Hollywood, CA. I hesitated to release it outside because I was worried that it was an invasive species and I am concerned about the impact of non-natives on our native lizard populations. I have given it water and tiny insects, but I have not witnessed it eat.
A gecko was found there, same building, years ago. 2006? 2007? It was much larger. I honestly thought it was an escaped leopard gecko, but now I wonder. That previous gecko escaped."
- Elise Heinisch
Observation and photo by Elise Heinisch.
Mediterranean House Gecko, scientific name Hemidactylus turcicus (not to be confused with the Asian species Hemidactylus frenatus known as Common House Gecko) is a small gecko common to the Mediterranean which has spread to many parts of the world. It is also commonly referred to as the Turkish Gecko as represented in its Latin name. They are insectivorous, rarely exceeding 15 centimetres (5.9 in) in length, have large, lidless eyes with elliptical pupils, and yellow- or tan-colored...