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Karoo Flat Gecko

The Karoo Flat gecko or Afroedura Karroica has a flat head and large copper coloured eyes. The body is covered in a soft granular skin which is a tannish colour with dark blotches. The belly is cream in color. The female will lay two eggs, but a communal nest may contain hundreds. They live mainly under rocks in mountains and grasslands of the Eastern Cape of South Africa. This picture was shot at Koffylaagte Game Lodge.

Karoo Gecko

Another view of the same gecko

Karoo Gecko

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Tropical House Gecko

The Tropical House Gecko, Afro-American house gecko or Cosmopolitan house gecko (Hemidactylus mabouia) is a species of house gecko native to sub-Saharan Africa. It is also currently found in North, Central and South America and the Caribbean, where it has been inadvertently introduced by humans.
This species is mainly nocturnal and can attain a maximum length of 12.7 cm (5 in). Its diet is varied, and includes animals such as spiders, scorpions, cockroaches, anoles and other geckos. The Tropical house gecko can be found predominantly in urban locations.

Tropical House Gecko