Sunday, February 3, 2019

And then she dropped her tail

Pookie is one of the first geckos I purchased (she is 3 1/2 years old).  I had been hooked by Squish and purchased 2 babies that I named Pookie and Chewy.

They are easy going girls that hooked me in further.

During routine weekly cleaning I was snapping a picture when she jumped on to my camera.  Not unusual occurrence.  I reached up with my other hand to make sure I didn't drop my phone and scared her into dropping her tail.

When her tail detached she was unfazed.  She sat there like it was a Tuesday...

Photos below tell the story.

Pookie sporting a very fine tail.

Pookie sporting a "frog butt" 

It amazes me how the tail pulls out triangles of tissue so that the skin collapses on the left over tail nub.  Very little bleeding.

 6 grams of beautiful tail. This thing moved for easily 10 minutes after it detached.  

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