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
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