Australian Geographic - - Wild Australia - By Jas­mine Vink

“One day, near Lon­greach in Queens­land I was lucky enough to spot this tes­sel­lated gecko start­ing to shed its skin,” says Jas­mine Vink. Not many peo­ple re­alise that geckos shed, just as snakes and other rep­tiles do. Although geckos shed their skin all year round, they do so more of­ten in sum­mer when they’re feed­ing fre­quently and grow­ing. This be­hav­iour is rarely seen – or cap­tured on film – be­cause they feel vul­ner­a­ble while shed­ding and gen­er­ally find a se­cure place to hide while they slough off their skin.”

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