We won’t be posting Wordless Wednesday for this Wednesday because the month is almost over.
This is the newest section of our blog. Inspired by mommy’s monthly post in her blog, Polychrome Interest. In here, we will share a bit information from other herptiles.
We think that sharing only about turtles is a bit unfair, so we discussed it and came to a decision to share 1 herptile per month.
What is herptile? It is a new term for amphibian and reptile.
The first one we want to share about our late cousin,Toga
Toga is a Tokay Gecko,we Indonesian called it as Tokek.
The Tokay Gecko (Gekko gecko) is a nocturnal arboreal gecko, ranging from northeast India and Bangladesh, throughout Southeast Asia, Philippines to Indonesia and western New Guinea. Its native habitat is rain-forest trees and cliffs, and it also frequently adapts to rural human habitations, roaming walls and ceilings at night in search of insect prey. Increasing urbanization is reducing its range. In the late 1980s and early 1990s it was introduced into Hawaii, Florida, Texas, Belize, and several Caribbean islands, where it can be considered an invasive species.
The Tokay Gecko is known as a Tuko or Toko in the Philippines, and Tokek in Indonesian/Javanese, for its characteristic vocalizations. People have mixed feelings about it ranging from terror of the mistaken belief that its feet can tear your skin off to great love and admiration for its entertaining vocalizations; in the Philippines, most people respect it and value it because it eats dangerous pests such as scorpions and giant centipedes.
Tokay is very vicious. A tiny bite by it will make your blood squirt out. Grampa was bitten by Toga before he finally tamed her. His skin was torn because Tokay has a sharp teeth like razor.
Tokay is very difficult to touch, some people considered Tokay as pit-bull of lizard pet. when Grampa finally tamed her, she only allowed member of Family to touch her, she would open her mouth when non family member tried to touch her.
Opening its mouth was its defense mechanism. Once it bites you, you’ll find it very difficult to let it go.
Some pictures of Toga (We will be featuring her again this coming August to remember the day she died)
Mommy had posted this picture below in her post about her Chicken Soup Story. Toga was licking Grampa’s nose. NEVER do this when you find a Tokay near you, you’ll lose a chunk of your nose for sure!
You can check some Tokay’s morph in this site> www.tokay-gecko.com
They are pretty, right? just like me 🙂 all morphs are pretty.