We don’t have Tokay geckos in Hawaii, just the small “Gin Joke” type we have in Thailand. I really like these Tokay geckos – they’re all the more fascinating because they are usually hard to find, though they’re squawk is loud enough to be heard 50-100 meters away.
This one resides in the roof of an internet cafe I was going to for a while. It’s a foot long, easily. It’s thick and scary looking. I always need to use flash when I get a photo of them so the colors are influenced by the flash too much. Meaning – they’re skin flouresces – I think that’s how you spell that. And the flash captures that reflection – not the color of their skin in the natural light.
I’ve heard stories that these jump on you. Then I’ve had a 14 year old student tell me she picks the ones in her room up and puts them outside the window. So – what the truth is I don’t know. Anyone seen one jump on someone?