Monday, October 22, 2012

The Satanic Leaf-Tailed Gecko

When brainstorming ideas for Halloween-themed and related blogs for October, we knew we had to include this reptile based on its name along: the Satanic Leaf-Tailed Gecko.

And then we got a look at it. Whoa, that is one scary gecko! Definitely worthy of the name "Satanic"!

We assume it gets its evil sounding name because of its eyes. The gecko doesn't have any eyelids, just a translucent eye cover which give them a glassy look. 

Another creepy feature of this gecko is its skin, which looks exactly like a dead leaf, including edges that looked nibbled on and patches that look like they're decaying. When it comes to camouflaging itself from predators, this gecko is truly a master of disguise!

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