Biologist Robert Full studies the amazing gecko, with its supersticky feet and tenacious climbing skill. But high-speed footage reveals that the gecko’s tail harbors perhaps the most surprising talents of all.

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  1. #1 becca
    June 26, 2009

    Geckos do it better!!
    But… what about original tail vs. regrown tail??

  2. #2 sailor
    June 27, 2009

    Super video, thanks!

  3. #3 ABM
    June 28, 2009

    becca – the regenerate tail is less flexible than the original (its skeleton is a cartilaginous rod not a vertebral column), but the stump of “real” tail that it grows from might be enough to retain these functions, especially if the gecko has the chance to learn to adjust its responses.

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