Hornsby the Southern Leaf-tailed Gecko - 8th February 2013
Age: Adult Sex: Unknown
Weight: 13 grams
Found: In a shipping container by a local resident of Hervey Bay after moving from Sydney to QLD. Hornsby had accidentally made the journey too and had spent four weeks in the shipping crate.
Transported to: The Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital by the ex-NSW resident.
Veterinary Assessment: Luckily Hornsby was bright and alert, with no injuries but probably very hungry.
Treatment: Dr Amber prescribed some decent meals of crickets and mealworms to boost Hornsby's energy.
Future: After about a week in care, Hornsby made the long trip back to Sydney and was released back in NSW.
AZWH Fact: Southern Leaf-tailed Geckos have extremely good camouflage to hide from predators, but if threatened or captured they can also drop their tail to escape!
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