Meet Godzilla the hatchling G.Hyra Gecko ( I had to check my sources (Brown's Guide to Australian Geckos & Pygopods in Captivity) and believe it is a Gehyra dubia about a month at most old.
My wife was greeted by it on the kitchen stone benchtop late one night about a week ago , it scurried off to hide in a roach bait in the back corner of the benchtop and I coaxed it out and deposited it in a spare 600cc insect tub and gave it some baby mealworms and teenyweeny woodies which it ate in very short order.
It is about 40mm long and I've decided to make a pet of it while I study it and watch it grow as I'm curious to see what it looks like when fully grown .
The species is native to my local area and much of my region of Australia , and are nocturnal , so rarely seem by people.
My wife has started calling It Godzilla and I think the name somehow fits = it is a ferocious hunter. There is nothing wrong with it's appetite, it's eating 6 - 8 teenyweeny Woodies a night.
So far so good, it has settled in and seems quite relaxed (is eating , pooing , and quite active) in it's tub everynight after my wife goes to bed and turns off the lounge room and dining area lights.
I've ordered in some 4mm long crickets and some small BSFL to feed it when I run out of my limited supply of teenyweeny woodies. I'm also hatching about 1000 silkworm eggs from my stash and will feed most of these to Godzilla when they start hatching and are small enough .
Godzilla pretending to be a bit of stick.
Godzilla ontop his first hide - yes it's a permanent marker lid.
Seems to have to ability of changing the skink colour (to blend in ?).
Godzilla watching me.
On top his new house
Godzilla is very expressive with the tail wriggling , it's like the tail has life of it's own.