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Thanks everyone for your comments and votes on my beautiful Grandson, today A Tokay Gecko taken up at Angie's, they are tiny but kept trying to bite, and when held he squealed, Below some info.

The Tokay Gecko (Gekko gecko) is a nocturnal arboreal gecko, ranging from northeast India, to Nepal and Bangladesh, throughout Southeast Asia, Philippines to Indonesia and western New Guinea. Its native habitat is rainforest trees and cliffs, and it also frequently adapts to rural human habitations, roaming walls and ceilings at night in search of insect prey. Increasing urbanization is reducing its range. In the late 1980s and early 1990s it was introduced into Hawaii, Florida, Texas, Belize, and several Caribbean islands, where it can be considered an invasive species.

The Tokay Gecko is the second largest Gecko species, attaining lengths of about 11–20 inches (28–51 cm) for males, and 7–19 inches (18–48 cm) for females, with weights of only 150–400g. They are distinctive in appearance, with a bluish or grayish body, sporting spots ranging from light yellow to bright red. The male is more brightly colored than the female. They have large eyes with a vertical slit pupil. Eyes are brown to greenish brown and can be orange or yellow.

Males are very territorial, and will attack other male Tokays as well as other Gecko species, as well as anything else in their territory. They are solitary and only meet during the mating season. Females lay clutches of one or two hard shelled eggs which are guarded until they hatch. Tokay Geckos feed on insects and small vertebrates. They have developed such a strong bite for a lizard their size due to specializing in preying on beetles. They are able to crack the beetle shell easily due to this.

The typical lifespan is 7–10 years, however in captivity some Tokays have been known to live over 18 years.

Their mating call, a loud croak, is variously described as sounding like token, gekk-gekk or Poo-Kay where both the common and the scientific name (deriving from onomatopoeic names in Malay, Sundanese, Tagalog, Thai, or Javanese), as well as the family name Gekkonidae and the generic term gecko come from. The call is similar to the call made by Gekko smithii (Large Forest Gecko).

When the Tokay bites, they often won't let go for a few minutes or even up to an hour or more, and it is very difficult to remove without causing harm to the gecko. For this reason, it is considered to be best as an ornamental animal for experienced reptile owners.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D300S Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:105.0 mm f/2.8
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:21 Jun 2012 - 3:20 PM
Focal Length:105mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.9
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/30sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:On Flash Detected
Title:Small in Stature! Big in Attitude
Username:achieverswales achieverswales
Uploaded:2 Jul 2012 - 12:28 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Gray, Male, Orange, Reptile, Tokay gecko
Votes:33
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

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gonzalito
gonzalito e2 Member 4gonzalito vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2012 - 12:35 AM

great smile

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LynneJoyce
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2 Jul 2012 - 12:43 AM

Just love the attitude that you have captured so well here.

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paskinmj
paskinmj  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2012 - 12:45 AM

Great series of captures. Excellent character.
Matt

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2012 - 4:20 AM

As you indicate in the title, it does look as if it had attitude by the bucketload, Trev: each shot is worthy of the V 1 slot but your existing V 1 with enormous gaping mouth takes some beating.
Ronnie.

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Gypsyman
Gypsyman e2 Member 4660 forum postsGypsyman vcard England
2 Jul 2012 - 5:12 AM

Another set of well taken shots, Trevor.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8147 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2012 - 5:34 AM

What a beautifully marked fella, Trev, and a great set of image, especially V.1. Carol

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2214 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2012 - 6:09 AM

Waw!!Beautiful set with great detail,lovely colour
NettaSmile

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6108 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2012 - 6:42 AM

Superb series, what a beautiful animal.

Andy

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Glyn1
Glyn1 e2 Member 5Glyn1 vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2012 - 6:49 AM

Cracking series, well captured.

Glyn

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Growmore
Growmore e2 Member 6Growmore vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2012 - 7:02 AM

Superb close ups and series Trev so sharp and colourful, love your V3 shot.

Gary

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley e2 Member 5PaulLiley vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2012 - 7:19 AM

Great set and love the 'down it's throat' view in V1. Fascinating write up too Trev. thanks for the info. Didn't know all that.

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 441 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2012 - 7:45 AM

That looks a feisty little chap. Well captured.
Carol

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2012 - 8:25 AM

Great title for this set of wonderful .... albeit not beautiful images....

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franken
franken e2 Member 123271 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2012 - 8:56 AM

Fine set Trev.

The last time I encountered these was in Dubai. The were crawling over our Bedouin tented ceiling of our bedroom!SmileSmile

I contacted reception and was told to ignore them as they disappear in the daytime!

Ken

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2012 - 9:51 AM

V3 is the winner for me Trev.....

Ade

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Metro6R4
Metro6R4 e2 Member 4Metro6R4 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2012 - 9:57 AM

All good Trev V3 for me...........

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digital_boi
2 Jul 2012 - 12:10 PM

all very worthy of the No. 1 spot excellent detail and texture in all shots Trevor superb....often as not i could easily end up with one of these in my bedroom at night when i live in Indonesia as long as you know they are there it is fine but if you dont as they often hide behind wardrobes etc and they let out one of their crys during the night scared the bejaysus out of ye!!

Very fine set

Happy new week

Graham

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2012 - 2:28 PM

A wonderful set of this chap, Trev...he seems to be laughing at you! Wink
Trev Smile

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Glostopcat
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2 Jul 2012 - 9:39 PM

What a beautifully coloured and marked little chap, this is another super sequence of images in this series

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2012 - 10:52 PM

So pleased to be No.30 Trev for this excellent and very colourful set.
Joan.

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
5 Jul 2012 - 12:27 AM

Beautiful little "dragon"! Well done. Gorgeous eyes and scales colours!
IB

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