What kind of lizards live in Vietnam?
Some other species of lizard endemic to Vietnam include the Asian glass lizard–a legless lizard that looks like a snake, the Vietnamese leopard gecko, the Chinese water dragon and various species of monitor lizards.
Do monitor lizards eat cats?
The lizards can be mistaken for iguanas and typically grow to 1.5m long. Their mottled colouring may be yellow, olive or brown. Nile monitors have been known to eat cats as well as other small mammals, burrowing owls, fish and frogs, according to biologist Jenny Ketterlin Eckles of the Fish and Wildlife Service.
Why tokay gecko is expensive?
According to security agency intelligence, high price tag of over USD 2 million for each living one of over 300 gram weight makes the animal too vulnerable. “Many times, low weight Geckos, are injected with mercury to increase weight though that eventually kills the animal after some days,” said an official.
Do tokay gecko bites hurt?
Furthermore, tokay geckos have a reputation for being pretty feisty, and they can deliver a painful bite. With regular interaction, they can become less aggressive, but they generally aren’t good for handling.
Are geckos evil?
Geckos are among the most harmless reptiles. There are beliefs for example that geckos can predict a bad event, that touching the gecko’s bumpy skin will make yours like it or even transmit leprosy, that geckos intentionally poison food or spit in food and poison it, etc.