Friday, October 16, 2009

Where'd he go?


The Satanic Leaf-Tailed Gecko doesn't need a coat with colors on it to blend in, it simply uses an ability it has from birth. These Geckos come from an area near the Andasibe-Mantadia National Park in Madagascar. They get the name "Satanic" due to the fact they have horns and can sometimes even be born with a set of red eyes. The species can grow in length from 8cm to 30cm, have the ability to change colors on the go, and also to flatten their body giving the "leaf-like" appearance. Scientists believe this certain area east of Africa is swarming with undiscovered sub species of this animal, which means there could be ones with even better camo.

-Pic is courtesy of telegraph.co.uk

No comments: