Re: (SPAM) [Birding-Aus] Asian House Gecko

To: Syd Curtis <>
Subject: Re: (SPAM) [Birding-Aus] Asian House Gecko
From: Carl Clifford <>
Date: Sun, 14 Feb 2010 19:13:37 +1100

It was the chuck-chuck-chuck-chuck call that drew my attention to them. I have 
tracked down their location now. Over our back fence are the local shops and 
one of the shops has security lights on all night, perfect for attracting 
insects and the calls seem to be coming from there. Will have to go over 
tonight and have a look between security guard rounds. Hope I don't get nabbed.


Carl Clifford
On 14/02/2010, at 3:48 PM, Syd Curtis wrote:

> Pale grey little lizards, with darker mottling, up to about 8 cm long.  Most
> easily identified by their quite loud "chuck chuck chuck chuck chuck chuck"
> call.  I think that Australian geckos do not make audible calls.
> Here in suburban Brisbane (Hawthorne) there are no native geckos.  Our
> little skinks do not hunt at night, so the Asian Geckos aren't directly
> competing with them, and I find myself unable to regard them as exotic
> vermin.
> Except in winter we commonly have up to four at a time catching moths on the
> fly-screen of our kitchen window.  In nature they are flat to the surface on
> which they are standing (lying?).  They have no need to look beneath them.
> So they have evolved with eyes that look upwards.  Thus on our fly-screen we
> are looking at their underside.  They don't see us, so they behave quite
> naturally as if we are not there.
> I cannot but like them.  Not quite so welcome inside the house, but again, I
> can't help liking the very young - tiny little lizards about 2 cm long.
> Cheers
> Syd
>> From: "Paul & Irene Osborn" <>
>> Date: Sun, 14 Feb 2010 11:58:13 +1100
>> To: <>
>> Subject: Re: (SPAM)  [Birding-Aus] Asian House Gecko
>> I'm
>> not sure what an Asian House Gecko is, but this may well have been one.
>> Paul Osborn
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