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Old 10-19-2007, 01:15 PM
 
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Hello:
I have been told that there are no geckos in North Carolina but I sure have one in my yard. I live in farm country. I was told it was probably a screech (or something like that) but I have visited a number of gecko information websites and saw photos and this is definitely a gecko. I don't think he sells life insurance but he sure is fast at catching and eating gnats!!
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Old 10-19-2007, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Wherever it is, I am sure it is cosmopolitan
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I see those all the time and I am in Charlotte. Apparently one got in the house when I let the dog out....well, when I got home I had a nice gift from the dog on the kitchen floor-- a chewed gecko.

ICK
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Old 10-19-2007, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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I was told that there are skinks which resemble geckos.
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Old 10-19-2007, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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Lizards of North Carolina
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Old 10-19-2007, 10:04 PM
 
Location: East Asheville
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Old 10-24-2007, 12:35 PM
 
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Default Gecko in North Carolina

Thanks all for the replies. they all made sense. We have a large rear deck with lattice preventing any creatures larger than a frog from entering so our gecko is safe. We have a cat but she is indoors all the time so the gecko won't have any natural predators. He sure is cute to watch and FAST when he sees a small insect that looks like lunch. We love NC and wuldn't go back to where we originated for anything. I mean, who needs so much snow that a snowblower is required yard equipment and why really enjoys temperatures below zero for long pewriods?
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Old 06-10-2009, 02:11 PM
 
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Those are not Skinks nor are they Geckos although they have been mistaken for both. The are Green Anoles!!! Go to Lizards of North Carolina and read all about it.
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Old 06-10-2009, 02:12 PM
 
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That is if you google "Lizards of North Carolina" you will find it, too.
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Old 06-10-2009, 03:05 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Was it one of these guys? We have TONS of them in our backyard. I took a pic of one trying to sneak in my office last year after I had to slash the screen to sneak in my house after I locked myself out. Lol.

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Old 06-11-2009, 05:17 AM
 
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We live in Davidson Co and have seen several small lizards or gecko looking things. They are dark blue in color and move really fast. I didn't see it on that link above for lizards and they aren't as big as in the photo in the post before mine. I wonder what they are?
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