Lizards in Lanzarote
Lanzarote Lizards live here, Lanzarote Geckos live here
No snakes in Lanzarote!
Lanzarote Geckos and Lizards are NOT harmful or poisonous.
In fact they eat flies and mosquitoes.
Lanzarote Lizards & Geckos are harmless to Humans - When you approach they simply scatter away
Both Geckos and Lizards are very clever. . If you are patient, and quiet,
They will come and feed on scraps of food near your table. ( they like cheese ! )
Place a piece of cheese on a rock in the garden - We bet the cheese will vanish and you will miss the Lizard !
Lanzarote Geckos come out at night - Look for them near bright lights - Harmless to humans, they wait for flies and moths. Amazing to watch their speed when they move to catch their prey. Did you miss it again !The Photo below - In our Lanzarote Garden at Casa Albryna
Lizards, the "lisnejas" or "lisa majorera" and "perenquenes" or geckos, seen on walls at night close to bright lights.
Gecko, common name for members of a family of small, harmless lizards, found mainly in tropical regions. Certain species of this family make a loud clicking noise that sounds like ?gecko?; they are the only lizards that make any sound other than hissing. Geckos are often seen at night running upside down on the ceilings of houses. Some geckos can cling to smooth surfaces because each toe has a disc composed of scales with many minute brush-like projections, which create friction with the surface. Many scientist are studying Geckos, trying to recreate the wonders of the Geckos ability to cling to smooth surfaces
Geckos vary in body length from 1.6 to 35 cm and often have broad, flattened heads and thick, stumpy tails. The skin is often coated with tiny, bead-like scales. In most species the two eyes are each covered by a transparent membrane kept clean by the tongue, which is thick and sticky. Most geckos feed at night on insects and are attracted to common household pests. Females usually lay two white, hard-shelled eggs. Most geckos are tan, brown, or greyish. Geckos are not venomous, The banded gecko is the most widespread North American species. The Eurasian Mediterranean gecko is known to be a stowaway on ships and trucks; it has been widely introduced in tropical and subtropical regions. .
Scientific classification: Geckos make up the family Gekkonidae. The Madagascar day geckos are classified in the genus Phelsuma, and the New Zealand tree gecko in the genus Naultinus. The banded gecko is classified as Coleonyx variegatus, the Mediterranean gecko as Hemidactylus turcicus, the tokay gecko as Gekko gecko, the Jaragua sphaero as Sphaerodactylus ariasae, and the Virgin Islands dwarf sphaero as Sphaerodactylus parthenopion