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Hemidactylus turcicus
Status Very common throughout Katy and Cypress Texas Notes A chunky whitish colored lizard with rough skin typically seen at night around lights hunting for insects.  This is an invasive gecko has spread across multiple states since its discovery in the United States.  Considered beneficial here to my knowledge since there are no native geckos to compete with and it helps keep the mosquito population down.  This gecko can bite in defense but it is not hard enough to break through a humans skin.  This species can also automotize it’s tail which will grow back but not as large as the original tail was.
(Mediterranean Gecko)