I’ve noticed this species much less frequently than those of the Socotra Mabuya (Trachylepis socotrana) and Socotra Rock Gecko (Pristurus sokotranus). At each encounter I found them on the shady side of tree trunks, where they observed my presence diligently. Endemic.
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A common species revealing its location when darting to safety as you step near its location. If you see it from a distance you might get very close if you approach it slowly and carefully. Endemic.
This is one of several species of small reptiles found on Socotra, and it was right in front of me for quite some time before I noticed it. Even though I was quite close, it went on with whatever was on its mind simply because I was already sitting still to experience the beauty of […]
A very common resident on lower altitudes, as here on the slopes around the Detwah lagoon of west Socotra there are plenty food and places to hide. They are hard to see when not moving, and sometimes I’ve been very close to stepping on them I thought. But reptiles are quick, and always escape, fortunately. […]