Climbing the wall

In this pic taken from the inside kitchen window of an Asian House Gecko hunting for insects on the glass you can clearly see the pads of it's feet that are made up of millions of tiny hair like structures.

These enable Geckos to gain purchase on surfaces that most other animals would find to smooth and slippery.

The Asian House Gecko is an introduced species to Australia and is common in and around buildings throughout QLD. They are easily recognisable by their loud 'chuck chuck chuck' calls and by the fact that they have a claw at the end of each toe.

While they may be introduced [and have probably contributed to the reduction in numbers of our native geckos through competition for food etc], they are still a bit of a laugh and they make a good alternative to bug sprays.