Drhoz! (drhoz) wrote in wtf_nature,
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Sure, Australia has 9 out of 10 of the world's deadliest snakes. We also have these.

Fraser’s Delma, Delma fraseri. One of Australia’s legless geckos, family Pygopodidae. AKA Flap-footed Lizards, or Snake-lizards, and found here and in Papua New Guinea







and more here


See here for one demonstrating these gecko affinities by licking her own eyeballs.

This one was a hatchling I found near bushland in Aubin Grove, Perth. The adults are two feet long, can squeak, and can hear more highly-pitched noises than any known reptile. Delmas eat invertebrates, but the large Pygopodid Burton's Legless Lizard hunts skinks.

Tags: australia, gecko, lizard, reptile
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