Caught on a residence in Paducah, Texas
Found under a street cone.
This is the second one of these I have caught. The first one was caught back in August sometime. I thought maybe it was a neighbors pet that got out, just a fluke. So I go downstairs to change laundry over tonight and bam, there is another little gecko of some kind.
What an exciting night... As you can see from the blurriness of all of these pictures, I was so excited to iNat with some fellow naturalists -- I couldn't even hold my camera steady! :) It really was an awesome time.
Pretty much all of these have been observed by someone else in the same spot and time, but several of them are new for me... I'll work on the ID's for these organisms later on -- mostly by browsing the others that observed them! :)
The 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...