Can you spot the leaf-tailed gecko in the picture above? How about if he didn’t have his mouth open? It’s not so easy then, is it? The Daily Mail has this and many other impressive examples of natural camouflage on display, and they’re all just as good or better as the one above. It’s amazing what kind of survival tricks animals can develop and just how rudimentary our own hiding skills are by comparison.
While I don’t live out in the country by any means, I do live in an older subdivision. We have full-sized trees and that affords a lot of cover for a lot of what I like to call suburban wildlife. You know, rabbits, mice, possums, raccoons, toads, geckos, and even the occasional fox. The lizards and toads we have around my house generally seem to be the kind of greenish gray that blends in well on and around the cement foundation of my home. They hide just as well as these guys, just not as flamboyantly!