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 Post subject: Lizard ID from Java
PostPosted: August 19th, 2017, 3:12 pm 
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I have friends on vacation in West Java and they found this gecko in one of their bags, anyone know what it is?
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 Post subject: Re: Lizard ID from Java
PostPosted: August 19th, 2017, 5:30 pm 
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Looks like Hemidactylus platyurus


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PostPosted: August 19th, 2017, 5:53 pm 
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It looks like a common flatail house gecko, adult with a flash light shining on it at night in situ, where house geckos hang out, hunt and crap.

Why would your friends take a gecko that they found in their baggage, release in a building at night and take a photo of it with a flashlight?

Dude just say here's another blurry pic of a herp Im posting for ppl to guess what it is. Can the fake premises.


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PostPosted: August 20th, 2017, 9:15 am 

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Why would your friends take a gecko that they found in their baggage, release in a building at night and take a photo of it with a flashlight?

Dude just say here's another blurry pic of a herp Im posting for ppl to guess what it is. Can the fake premises.


Uh - possibly Kelly you're making assumptions? Filling in gaps in a very brief second-hand story, with what might be defective mortar?

Would it be possible for example, for a foraging house gecko to be frightened away from some luggage on the floor, run up the wall, and be crappily photo'd with a cell phone? Maybe it wasn't literally "in" the luggage, but - say - on it or behind it?

Why jump straight to "fake premises" and call someone a liar? That seems a bit aggressive or mean-spirited.

Just a friendly observation.

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PostPosted: August 20th, 2017, 9:38 am 
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Yeah ok, i didnt mean it to come out so harsh. Maybe lots of people send him pics to ID or maybe its a better game with some small backstory.

I realize there is forum etiquette though it is not evenly distributed throughout the forum.

Many people (Not You Jimi, you always project a secure, cool grace) but many here cannot grant a simple thank you for energy and genuine enthusiasm spent on their behalf.

Or even acknowledge a sincere compliment.

Maybe it came out on this and if it did, Im sorry.


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PostPosted: August 20th, 2017, 9:43 am 
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Kelly Mc wrote:
It looks like a common flatail house gecko, adult with a flash light shining on it at night in situ, where house geckos hang out, hunt and crap.

Why would your friends take a gecko that they found in their baggage, release in a building at night and take a photo of it with a flashlight?

Dude just say here's another blurry pic of a herp Im posting for ppl to guess what it is. Can the fake premises.



What? Why would I make something up like that? Why do you have such little faith in people? Here is the exact quote from a face book post, "So this little guy got trapped in one of our bags of food, and scared Jen when she she grabbed something from the bag. I got a text that our insurance premium just went down..."

I don't understand why you would jump to this conclusion.


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PostPosted: August 20th, 2017, 9:45 am 
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Thanks for the ID by the way!

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PostPosted: August 20th, 2017, 10:12 am 
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I apologized, which is more than Ive ever received from people coming to conclusions about me.

Especially when I was new here.


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PostPosted: August 20th, 2017, 10:36 am 
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Yeah, saw that after I posted it.


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PostPosted: August 21st, 2017, 2:23 am 

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At least to me it looks like a gecko from the genus Gehyra.
Gehyra mutilata maybe.


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PostPosted: August 21st, 2017, 5:34 am 
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unfamiliar with that species but looking at the keys, the broadness, and the way the nails are described I think Geckotan is on to something.


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