Email By Jessica van Vonderen Updated September 19, 2018 07:52:57 Photo: A baby Asian House Gecko hanging around a Brisbane home. (ABC News: Jessica van Vonderen) Map: Brisbane 4000 They’re small, feisty and loud — and chances are, you have several living in your home.Asian house geckos are one of the most successful invasive species in Australia, and biologists are concerned they’re spreading from suburbia into bushland.Curious Brisbane was asked to look into the impact of these prolific lizards, and what, if anything, can be done about them.And so we went on a gecko hunt with some lizard-wrangling researchers to get some answers. Got a question for us?This story is part of Curious Brisbane, our series where you ask us the questions, you vote for your favourite, and we investigate. You can submit your question here. Who introduced the Asian house gecko to Brisbane?There was nothing sinister or deliberate about the Asian house gecko’s arrival in Brisbane.Dr Andrew Amey, who manages the Queensland Museum’s reptile collection, said they were first discovered at the Brisbane wharves in 1983, having stowed away in shipping containers.”They’re very good at hitch-hiking with people,” Dr Amey said.”So they came in on shipping and they seemed… Read full this story
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