Diamond Backed Gecko

09 Nov

With my recent post on the Crystal Brook Lace Monitor Lizard, I want to share with you, this article published in the local paper, of one of our own Lizards.

We do have Monitor Lizards here where we live, and a large assortment of Goanna’s of all shapes.

But this story is about The Diamond Backed Gecko.



Scientists are elated over the recent sighting of a rare local lizard belonging to the infra order Gekkota. The lizard, known as Sunraysianus Geckonius, or as it was once commonly known as The Diamond backed Gecko, was recently sighted along the banks of the Murray below Merbein.

According to Professor Ano Nemous, from the Lizardonian Institute, this is a great discovery.

The Diamond Backed Gecko was thought to be extinct, with the last sighting over 100 years ago.

This beautiful lizard is a nocturnal creature that can grow as long as 18 inches, Professor Ano said, the Gecko is blind however the diamond markings on its exo skeleton actually absorb light from its surroundings, this absorption of light is vital to its survival. In search for food , the lizards long snout senses its prey, it immediately locks onto its prey and the eyes emit a bright light much like a laser, this phenomenon is bought about by the stored light in its diamond markings, this light stuns the prey, allowing the Gecko access to its meal without a fight.

The Diamond Backed Gecko is considered the most dangerous species in Australia, not because of any venom or bite , but purely on its ability to paralyse its opponent and kill with only its looks, within a matter of 15 seconds.

Unconfirmed reports of its actually causing death to humans, were circulated in the early days of Mildura’s settlement. It can kill in a matter of seconds just by looking at you.

The sighting of this once thought of extinct lizard is a great discovery.

Mildura residents are advised to not look directly at the lizard, but to report any sightings to Professor Ano Nemous at the Lizardonian Institute.

And remember, it can kill within 15 seconds only by looking at you

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I have to clarify the above article, I enjoy writing and apart from WordPress, I submit a number of articles to different magazines, and our local papers.

A lot of my writings are politically orientated, and apart from a few short storys, I occassionally submit articles with a humourous slant.

The above story sprang into my mind, after Ana purchased me that lovely Gecko

He is quite harmless, hehe

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Posted by on November 9, 2014 in Uncategorized


33 responses to “Diamond Backed Gecko

  1. Monica

    January 27, 2015 at 8:18 pm

    those eyes mesmerize – good one, Ian

    • The Emu

      January 30, 2015 at 12:01 pm

      Hi Monica, thanks for the visit, glad you enjoyed my Emu ramblings and my Gecko.
      Best wishes for a beautiful weekend.

  2. reocochran

    December 30, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    I have a sense of humor and enjoyed your gecko story, too. I sometimes in private like to analyze the political scene and yet, on my blog I try not to step on any toes… Smiles and hope you have a wonderful New Year, celebrate but be careful, too! ha ha!

    • The Emu

      December 31, 2014 at 2:59 am

      Glad you enjoyed my made up gecko story, sometimes I think I have a weird sense of humour.
      Have a great New Years eve my friend, make sure you enjoy welcoming in the new year.
      Be safe and happy.
      Kind regards

  3. Sue Dreamwalker

    November 26, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    Emu.. for a moment you had me going!.. 🙂 🙂 <3…. How does Ana put up with you?? LOL.. Love to you both xxx

    • The Emu

      December 1, 2014 at 12:13 am

      Hi Sue, was bored when I wrote that story, think a few readers may have thought it true,
      was sure the name Professor Ano Nemous was a giveway.
      Glad you enjoyed my bit of fun.

  4. natswans

    November 26, 2014 at 11:22 am

    Love the Gecko Emu also the story , it was fun to read.

    • The Emu

      November 30, 2014 at 11:55 pm

      I was bored and wanted to post something different
      so came up with a bit of Aussie humour.
      I thought the name Professor Ano Nemous, would be quite obvious
      to my readers, but a few missed it.
      Cheers and have a great week.

  5. suchled

    November 23, 2014 at 8:39 am

    Well, I am glad to make your acquaintance emu/Ian. It isn’t often enough that we get to look at the work of a genuine mad bugger. There are political buggers and council bastards a a real Aussie mad bugger is hard to find.

    • The Emu

      November 23, 2014 at 10:57 am

      Greetings John, thanks for the visit and hope you visit my other site, would appreciate your opinion.
      Send me your email and I will send you a sample of our Aboriginal finds down in the Strathbogie ranges.
      Again would like your opinion, especially the Cairn, is it an early navigational marker or an Aboriginal Cairn, as it is in close proximity to the huge rock walls we found, also any info on Capt Mackenzies cave on the back road into Dunolley.
      Ian aka Emu

  6. Mélanie

    November 16, 2014 at 11:00 am

    sooo cute, looks like its “cousin” called “basil iguanito” that I saw in Costa-Rica… 🙂

    • The Emu

      November 17, 2014 at 10:58 am

      Its a beautiful decoration, will have to google your basil iguanito to see if theres any resemblance.

  7. chicasl10

    November 13, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    so no worries when we meet this one..That fluor green looks although a bit dangerous for me.
    Will not try that out. Live and let live.Huggy

    • The Emu

      November 14, 2014 at 8:17 am

      Greetings Chika, you have no worries with my little Gecko,
      he is made of plaster and looks dangerous.
      Hope you enjoyed my little made up story.
      Wishing you well.

  8. suzjones

    November 10, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    I thought he looked a little too rigid 😉

    • The Emu

      November 10, 2014 at 9:46 pm

      Yeah he didnt move much for me either, hehe

  9. raechelshearttoheart

    November 9, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    i’m going to have to think twice , before having a conversation, with my green anode lizards outside. maybe they aren’t green anodes but diamond backed…

    • The Emu

      November 10, 2014 at 3:02 am

      Their all safe my friend, and I am sure yours is as well.
      My little Diamond Backed Gecko is purely a made up story.
      Keep having friendly conversations with your lizards, Im sure they trust you.
      Kind regards

      • raechelshearttoheart

        November 10, 2014 at 6:12 am

        i knew you made it up, but i am still going to think twice, b/c when you forget to bring cheez its, they can give you a look that would kill.

        • The Emu

          November 10, 2014 at 6:46 am

          I knew you knew, that I knew, that you knew, that I made up that story.
          You have a problem, you have trained yours to well with cheez.
          Be careful now, if they dont get their cheez, it could turn into a horror movie, just joking.
          Feed the little critters, they love you.

  10. gpcox

    November 9, 2014 at 11:17 am

    So disappointed to discover he wasn’t real – there are a couple of people I would have let the gecko look at! 👿

    • The Emu

      November 9, 2014 at 11:48 am

      After it was published in the local paper, a few people wanted to know more details to take precautions.
      It was explained after a while, that it was nothing more than a story, I liked it as I like to get response from my writings.
      PS There’s a few arsehole I would like him to stare at too.

      • gpcox

        November 10, 2014 at 11:07 am

        Your story was sort of like Orson Welles reading his play “War of the Worlds” on the radio and people believed it was really men from Mars arriving!! Funny.

        • The Emu

          November 10, 2014 at 9:49 pm

          Yeah it was written a bit in the Orson Welles vein.
          Amazing what people believe when you throw in a few words like Professor or Institute.
          Thought people would be a wake up to the professors name, Ano Nemous, anonymous.

  11. prenin

    November 9, 2014 at 6:42 am

    Emu strikes again!!! 🙂

    Love the story Ian – bet it made a few people chuckle!!! 🙂

    God Bless my friend!!! 🙂


    • The Emu

      November 9, 2014 at 11:14 am

      Bit of a con story Prenin, local papers do print my various storys.
      A few people do ring up the papers, asking for more info on this deadly creature.
      I sit back and chuckle
      Thought the story might scare a few Muslims away from coming to Australia, hehe

  12. auntyuta

    November 9, 2014 at 5:00 am

    I like the green ‘harmless’ Gecko. What sort of Gecko is the other one: “it can kill within 15 seconds only by looking at you”. ” . . . . purely on its ability to paralyse its opponent and kill with only its looks, within a matter of 15 seconds.” “the eyes emit a bright light much like a laser” This sounds very dangerous to me. He is up to 18 inches long. So how long could his prey be? Do you think I would have anything to fear?

    • The Emu

      November 9, 2014 at 5:17 am

      Your quite safe with all our Geckos Uta, none of them are harmful.
      Glad you liked my little made up story, our local paper did, hehe

      • auntyuta

        November 9, 2014 at 5:22 am

        I had a feeling that you’re good at making up stories, Ian. Do you have any more of these stories? What sort of scary stories would there be about snakes, for instance. I know a lot of people who are terrified of snakes and want to kill every snake they see.
        I think your story was great. I had fun reading it! 🙂

        • The Emu

          November 9, 2014 at 5:41 am

          Dont have a snake story Uta, but currently writing a spooky story on reincarnation.
          Hope you will like it, it is a tragic twist in a love setting.

          • auntyuta

            November 9, 2014 at 6:06 am

            Sounds Interesting! 🙂


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