found a couple of feet off the ground on a wall near trash dumpster. Possibly going after insects attracted to a nearby light.
I think these are Mediterranean house geckos but I'm not sure. These pictures are taken in Palm Springs, CA. I saw four adults and one baby gecko. They were on a lamp post.
- Museum GI Allison
"This is the gecko I was telling you about on my brother's porch. There are at least 2 living there. I first saw geckos on his porch many years ago, like 10 or 15 at least, so they've been successful there for a long time. When I first saw them I couldn't believe how pink they were. This gecko is more tan, so either my memory is faulty or they've changed over time.
"They live near the foothills, the last bit of flat land before you head up to Big Bear, Crestline, etc. This was taken a couple of days ago, the weather has been pretty mild out there."
- Peggy Wu
Observation and photo by Peggy Wu.
On screen. Appears to be consuming a Crane Fly.
Found this lizard scaling the window on the first floor of the hospital. It was in the shade.
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...