Day 12 - #ForestAnimals How about reptiles? There are a lot that can make you jump (talking about you Mr. Rattlesnake) Always in the wrong place at the wrong time on the trail. Rari was lucky to see this #bandedgecko on a night survey a few weeks back. Such cool coloration, it's almost glowing in the headlight. (Truth be told this was found in a stream just outside the forest in the desert, but still pretty cool.)
I promised Soren a drive out tonight to look for snakes. I didn't expect to see much, but I really was hoping for scorpions myself. We did, however, find a few of these guys, Western Banded geckos, Coleonyx variegatus. They mimic scorpions when they run about all cute on the highway with their tails curled up behind them.
Still, Soren had a blast. My contacts got dry. Nothing was crawling around. We came home.