Creepy Animals

…they're really interesting.

Feb 2 2012

Satanic Leaf-tailed Gecko

Satanic leaf-tailed gecko on branch.

The devil wears leaves.

 

Satanic Leaf-tailed Gecko on branch.

Okay maybe one leaf.

 

Leaf-tailed gecko tail.

Tails from the creep.

The Satanic Leaf-Tailed Gecko is endemic to Madagascar and is a master of disguise amongst foliage. One of many leaf-tailed gecko varieties, the Satanic version has horn-like formations on its head and often comes with red eyes. Madagascariffic!

Photos via DailyMail, Flickriver

Why does it have to be a “Satanic”Leaf Tailed Gecko. Is that is common or registered name? I simply cannot see the Satanic part connected. Why would it be called that is that due to the behavior or superstition?

I agree with you Dessi, it is an unfair name. He is delightful, as all geckos are and amazing to behold. God’s divine creation!

Tutto giusto Dessi e Tina, d’altronde anche Satana √® una creatura divina checch√© ne dicano

“has horn-like formations on its head and often comes with red eyes .

Reminds me of the Kuhli flying gecko. Geckos in general are just adorable