Giant day gecko missing tail and skin

Giant day gecko missing tail and skin

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Credit: GREGORY DIMIJIAN/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Wild subadult giant day gecko (Phelsuma madagascariensis grandis), showing its fragile skin which is easily rubbed off as a defense against predators, Parc National de la Montagne dAmbre, Madagascar.

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