Very, very pretty geckos

BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Tail ‘key’ for gecko acrobatics

The gecko is one of nature’s best climbers – its feet are covered with millions of microscopic hairs that allow it to effortlessly cling to smooth surfaces.

But while the reptile’s hairy toes have been extensively studied, little has been known until now about the role of the gecko’s tail.

I’m impressed that they can even change their glide direction a little. But then the little buggers don’t weigh anything, so a little air resistance goes a long way.


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