Invasive gecko found in ACT

The world’s most invasive reptile, the Asian House gecko, has been recorded in Canberra for the first time.

The small gecko was spotted on a soft drink truck making a delivery to the Australian Reptile Centre in Gold Creek.

Reptile centre scientist Dustin Wellbourne identified the creature and captured it.

He said the 7cm-long gecko, which is common throughout South-East Asia, had invaded much of Australia’s northern tip, driving out native gecko species.

But it had previously only been seen as far south as Newcastle.

Read full story HERE.


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Wildlife advocate, conservationist and environmentalist.
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