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beejay6751
Leesburg, FL

August 6, 2012
5:37 AM

Post #9231237

I couldn't find any place to post this picture & ask for help in identifying this chameleon (??).

I only see this chameleon (??) at night. I live in Central FL.

Thanks for any help in identifying : )

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 6, 2012
8:16 AM

Post #9231488

I think it's a Gecko, not a Chameleon. Try starting there.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 6, 2012
1:53 PM

Post #9231946

The closest I can find is the Mediterranean Gecko.
beejay6751
Leesburg, FL

August 7, 2012
5:34 AM

Post #9232721

Thank you for your help kwanjin - The Mediterranean Gecko looks VERY close to the ones I see at night : )

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 7, 2012
7:25 AM

Post #9232859

Indo-Pacific or House Gecko, the most common Gecko in Florida. smooth skin as opposed to the bumpy skin of the Mediterranean Gecko. they are all self-fertilizing females. Hemidactylus garnoti

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 7, 2012
7:53 AM

Post #9232893

It's hard to tell smooth from bumpy online. My computer isn't that advanced yet. ;-)

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 7, 2012
12:07 PM

Post #9233183

mine either! was just supplying more info for beejay. since we are practically neighbors, and the House Gecko is the one i see, i was concluding it was probably this one...but ya never know. even living in the keys for many years before moving up here, i've never seen the bumpy one. ^_^

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 7, 2012
12:51 PM

Post #9233226

Maybe, someday, I'll get a touch-screen you can feel soft/rough, smooth/bumpy, hot/cold, still/moving... Whomever does THAT will be an instant billionaire. ^_^

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 7, 2012
1:16 PM

Post #9233251

i'm sure someone is working on it as we sit here and dream...

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