Awaken the Giant - II
Leaf-tailed geckos spend their days resting facing down on trees, like this:
At night though, they reveal their true nature, that of a skilled and creepy hunter. To add to the frightening appearance, this one seems to have a busted eye. Note that this photo is rotated.
''Uroplatus fimbriatus'' is a gecko which is found in eastern Madagascar and on the islands Nosy Bohara and Nosy Mangabe. These geckos live in tropical rain forests. They reach a total length of 330 mm.
A large nocturnal gecko, by day it plasters itself to a small tree trunk and rests head down. If disturbed it will raise its tail and head, open its mouth and scream.