FINALLY! Video of Wild Geckos!

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GypsyKundie

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WARNING! EXPLICIT GECKO SEX! NOT FOR HATCHLINGS

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David Attenborough rocks:main_thumbsup:
 
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Gecko

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Is that from that TV show. I could have sworn that the ones I saw looked "captive".
 

SleepyDee

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Gecko said:
Is that from that TV show. I could have sworn that the ones I saw looked "captive".
:D if that clip is taken from the 'Life in Cold Blood' series that was on BBC then the leo's are def captive bred not wild ~ Pauline (the owner) runs The Gecko Spot ;)

They describe how they did that clip here -> http://www.bbc.co.uk/sn/tvradio/programmes/lifeincoldblood/techniques.shtml
The cameraman teamed up with an experienced gecko keeper who has bred them for many years to film them in a carefully designed set, created in their very own gecko room, so they would feel completely at home. Here they were relaxed enough to display their most intimate natural behaviour for the camera, the male wagging his tail in excitement before tenderly nibbling at her flanks.
 
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GypsyKundie

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ya, I was so bummed when I heard they weren't wild, and apparently it was filmed at someones house. So disappointed in Attenborough, thought I could count on him. Oh well, poop.
 

HepCatMoe

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thanks for linkin too it guys. it does suck attenborough did that, but hes gettin old i guess. hes still my favorite naturalist though! at least right after darwin...
 
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crazyg

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they were not wild that was recorded in the bbc studio in london !!!!!!!!!
 
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Emg

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alot of nature films are "setups".

It's really difficult to get shots like that out in the wild so photographers do whatever they have to to get the shots that the directors/producers...whoever is in charge of the content of shows like that....wants.

I don't see anything wrong with setting up "behavior" situations when all you want to do is show people how a particular animals behaves in certain circumstances/situations. You can waste a lot of time and money trying to "happen" upon that sort of thing accidently on purpose.....I can understand why just setting it up is so attractive and commonly done. :main_robin:
 
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