Great news for the little critters
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|May must be the best mounth for the Wellington Green Gecko Naultinus elegans punctatus |
here is why
7th of may 1985 i found my first Wellington green gecko and found out that i had to get a permit to keep it. 20 years later all New Zealand lizards are protected under the Wildlife Act and i still keep lizards holding an A and B permit im also a member of the New Zealand herpetology society
Herpetofauna make up NZ's second largest group of species protected under the Wildlife Act. It is illegal to hunt, kill, sell, dispose of, or have in possession any protected species, without authority from the Dept. of Conservation.I use my critters to do displays and lots of prmo work for lizard Conservation.
The punctatus is sub species of the
Naultinus elegans it is much larger then the N. elegans elegans it can be distinguished by the yellow soles it has on its feet instead of the grey-green colour of N. elegans.
This gecko is Arboreal and will sun-bask they are also nocturnal hunters and love eating moths and flies.
This sub-species displays an aggressive behaviour some times baring its open blue cavity mouth and barking if provoked .
The gecko in the photo is a 3 year old male .
now for some Great News Please Read .....
More green geckos released onto Mana Island
4 may 2005
heres the web address
Please read what other New Zealand herpetology society members are doing for Conservation.
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Great post Gareth. What a nice example of our Gecko. Tack sharp and good light. Very nice. Thanks
Nice clear detailed image, colours are good, exposure is good, and a nice note to go with it.
Very nice focus on this little guy. The colors are great and the texture of his skin is wonderful. Looks like he is smiling.
I just love this one! I have a Green Anole photo on this site...ain't lizards cool?
The detail is great!
Great photo and note Gareth.Its good to see a bit of a conservation thing there.Maybe one day I'll go for a permit.I've always wanted to keep lizards,especially geckos.
Sorry...this was supposed to be TWO points.
Don't know what happened there.Maybe I ran out???