Christinus marmoratus

Southern Marbled Gecko at Higgins, ACT

Christinus marmoratus at Higgins, ACT - 4 Jan 2023
Christinus marmoratus at Higgins, ACT - 4 Jan 2023
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Christinus marmoratus 6 Jan 2023 WillO
Christinus marmoratus 6 Jan 2023 AlisonMilton

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A Magpie had it in its beak but gave it up in favour of a dog food meat ball. Not sure if it was alive or injured I carried it home on my hand. It must have been stunned as it didn't move. At home it fully recovered after a few hours and I released it to join my back yard family. Its head seems distorted, perhaps from where the Magpie had hold of it but I don't recall noticing any distortion when I released it. I forgot to check, but it had lost its dark colouring. I presume it was dark to blend in with the base of the tree where the Magpie found it.

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WillO wrote:
   6 Jan 2023
The neck swellings (endolymphatic glands) are often seen in this species - they are reported to be involved in calcium storage for egg production.
AlisonMilton wrote:
   6 Jan 2023
Thanks Willo. Possibly making this a female? I'm glad I rescued her then.
WillO wrote:
   7 Jan 2023
yes Alison, a female. I hope she recovers from the near miss with magpie.
AlisonMilton wrote:
   7 Jan 2023
I kept her overnight and she seemed fully recovered when I set her free.

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Paropsisterna m-fuscum (Eucalyptus Leaf Beetle) at Scullin, ACT - 14 Sep 2021 by AlisonMilton
Coccinellidae (family) (Unidentified lady beetle) at Scullin, ACT - 14 Sep 2021 by AlisonMilton
Cadmus (Cadmus) crucicollis (Leaf beetle) at Scullin, ACT - 14 Sep 2021 by AlisonMilton

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