Animals Video

By Joe McFarlane

A humble looking gecko is like a real-life Pokémon as it fires fluid from its tail to ward off predators from a missile launcher-like tail. 

The golden-tailed gecko (Strophurus Taenicauda) can be seen spurting a foul smelling and sticky fluid from its tail in never before seen footage filmed by Daniel Bromley in Western Queensland, Australia.

Pic by Caters News

Using its hidden weapon, along with its vibrant blue mouth, the usually gentle looking gecko looks like a monster you wouldn’t want to mess with.

It appears like the little lizard needs all the ammunition it can get, as sadly the golden-tailed gecko is extremely rare and is classified as ‘Near Threatened’ in the outback of Australia.

Daniel, a 39-year-old professional Wildlife consultant and Ecologist, said: “The blue mouth and tail attack are all part of a threat display in order to make itself look more terrifying.

“This is how the gecko protects itself from predators.

Pic by Caters News

“The gecko squirts fluid from its tail by contracting its muscles and firing the sticky substance.

“I was over the moon when I saw it.

“Not only is it a really rare animal to see but I knew I had captured something never before seen on camera with the squirting of the tail.

“This was definitely one of the most amazing experiences of my life.”