Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Web-Footed Geckos Survive in Desert

GEICO commercials have completely thrown off my whole image of geckos. (They’re not all green, and they don’t all talk.) These web-footed geckos are a light salmon color, but almost translucent.  Their webbed feet help them survive in the Namib desert. They allow for them to stay atop the sand and to also bury underneath it when they sleep during the daytime. These nocturnal animals communicate through various sounds, including squeaks, clicks and even croaks.

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