who or what was this refuge, who didn't make it...

At the moment I am living in times of pressure, so it's been a while since I posted here. Sorry for that. But yhere is one thing you could help me with.

It's one of the things that I treasure, not in the least because its so weird: this dried up creature that came out of a storagebox from abroad. Is it flattend by the contend of the box or just dried up and thus well preserved by time? I guess the last circumstance... It was offered on the internet (at a dutch dollshouse community) almost two years ago. Most peolple reacted with disgust or rejection but I thought I would save it by framing it up. Looking closely I guessed that it was a gekko, but if you think its something else, do feel free and please, please let me know!



The origine of the box could not be traced but I think that this animal didn't have its habitat around here (The Netherlands). Who's got a clue !? It's app. 20 mm or 13/16" long without it's tail. (incl. tail its double)




20 comments:

  1. For me is a quite small lizard, a wall lizard like the ones that we have in Spain.
    Let see if other people recognize it. ;)

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  2. Yes Eva, The south of Europe seemed logical to me as well! A wall lizard but what sort? His or her's top was flattened and had no detail what so ever, unfortunaly. So we have to work with its belly.

    The nails made me think of Gekko's but i have never seen one, only on pictures... Yes, let's see who else has got an idea...

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  3. I'm sure its a Gecko but I'm not sure which kind of Gecko. Yellow-bellied house geckos are about that size. But it looks more like a Tokay Gecko because of the proportion of its jaw to the rest of its body. It could have been someones pet since they have sticky feet they can escape almost any container.
    On a seperate note I also collect miniature sea shells. I happened to spot a few in the sand one year and the beach and decided to take home a bucket to sift out later. I still haven't sifted thru all the sand I brought home and I've found hundreds of tiny shells. Nature at it finest.

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  4. What a treasure you´ve bought Debora! I have no idea what kind of lizzard/gecko, I´m just stunned over the size of it. Never knew they could be that tiny... We don´t have that tiny type of gecko in Denmark, otherwise they wouldn´t be safe from my net ;0) A framed speciment like that would be perfect for my obscure oddity collector diningroom...

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  5. I don't know what it is but its very interesting.
    I have got a award for you!
    You can pic it up at my blog.
    Greetings
    Maria

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  6. @ Anna, Tokay Gecko... could they be held as pets? How funny! So it could be that this little creature has lived in someones terrarium or something like that? hihi And so nice to encounter a lover of minishells like you!

    @ Annie, it changed ownership with a closed purse. So kind of her! And like you I was taken by it's dimensions ;-) Nature gives us these little mini objects, so useful for use in a miniatureworld. Indeed, for instance as a prized object for some nutty professor.

    @ Maria, I'll be putting on my coat and going to pay you a visit, as soon as I am done here, Thank you!

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  7. I really don't know what it is you've got there, but I like it (poor thing!). In my garden I regularly see tiny salamanders which are maybe 1 cm bigger than what you've just described. They are very cute, with orange bellies. I have never found one dried out like this, but when I do, I will save it.

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  8. I have two pet Geckos right now. They are Leopard Geckos so I did a lot of research on the different kinds before I got them. My Geckos don't have sticky feet so they can't escape. I'm always interested in natural miniatures even dryed up geckos.

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  9. Ooh yes, these salamanders! Our garden is also somewhat infested with them :) Orange spotted on the belly. If you pick them up they keep so still... But if you place your hand in the sun, they warm up and start to move after 10 minutes or so. But as they love a wet environment the change of finding one who's dried up seems to be very small Josje.

    Anna, How funny to have them as pets XD Enjoy!

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  10. I have been enjoying your blog so very much - I love the mini lacemaking in particular, I'm a lacemaker, too.
    There is an award for you on my blog if you wish to pick it up.
    Bets wishes from Glenda

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  11. He Debora,

    kan je helaas niet helpen met je mooie refuge, maar heb wel een award voor je op m'n blog.

    groetjes Evelien

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  13. Rhis such a beautiful image and object. I love how you recognized the beauty and took the initiative to frame the poor creature. I kind of think of it as a second life. Thanks for a great blog!

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  16. Hi Debora, I've taken the time this morning to read your blog from beginning to end. I do not have words to express how impressed I was with your work. Wow. I see you have not posted in a while, and I hope to see more postings soon. Thanks for sharing your fantastic work.

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