Observations in the Family: Gekkonidae

English Name: Geckos

A Nightly Occurence

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: 34, Lismore Ave
Observed on: 27th February 2014
Added to iSpot: 20th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 1
Description: Every nook and cranny in our roof appears to house a gecko. they appear every bight and my dog drives himself crazy trying to catch them.

too big for his boot

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: Lower Sabie, KNP
Observed on: 3rd November 2014
Added to iSpot: 19th November 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 0
Comments: 1
Description: While sidling up for a close-up of this tiny fella, he suddenly vanished from the view-finder. Fortunately I spotted him again before tragedy struck.

Cape Dwarf Gecko

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By: Ricky TaylorRicky Taylor's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesRicky Taylor's reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Dlinza Forest, Eshowe
Observed on: 14th November 2014
Added to iSpot: 18th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

little day gecko

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: Crocodile Bridge, Kruger National Park
Observed on: 2nd November 2014
Added to iSpot: 18th November 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

House gecko

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By: Ricky TaylorRicky Taylor's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesRicky Taylor's reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Sodwana Resort
Observed on: 28th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 17th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: On wall at night

game hide gecko

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: Ngwenya Lodge
Observed on: 2nd November 2014
Added to iSpot: 17th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: High up in the pitched (thatch) roof of the game hide at Ngwenya. Approx 8cm long. Active only at night.

daddy dragon

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: Ngwenya Lodge
Observed on: 1st November 2014
Added to iSpot: 16th November 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 1
Description: Large (about 15cm long) heavyset fellow made his home behind outside light fitting above chalet door. Spent his evenings patrolling the face-brick outside walls.

Eggs in roof

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By: Serna Kramer
Location: Albertina Sisulu Rd, Johannesburg
Observed on: 10th November 2014
Added to iSpot: 14th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: My handyman found these in the ceiling of my outside cottage when he was about to put insulation in. He says there is a big nest between the roof and a plastic sheeting lining the roof. The eggs and leaves etc have fallen through this tear I would like to remve the whole nest but would like to know what it belongs to / Is it a lizard? Thanks fr your help

Cape Dwarf Gecko

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By: Ricky TaylorRicky Taylor's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesRicky Taylor's reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Ndumo Camp
Observed on: 23rd October 2014
Added to iSpot: 10th November 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 2
Comments: 8
Description: Length 6 cm

strange gecko

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By: Rian17
Location: 43, North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus
Observed on: 7th November 2014
Added to iSpot: 7th November 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Hemidactylus

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By: willvanniekerkwillvanniekerk's reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Siankaba
Observed on: 15th December 2013
Added to iSpot: 30th October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: Distinctly sickly member (suspect that insecticides may have been used on/near it) of presumably the same species of gecko seen getting eaten by vervets on the island. 'Dwellings' misleading - building wholly open on two sides, low-level seasonal use.

Lygodactylus

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By: Ryan van HuyssteenRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Makgadikgadi National Park
Observed on: 18th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 24th October 2014
Identifications: 3
Agreements: 0
Comments: 2
Description: Not sure which species yet.

Mating wahlberg's velvet geckos

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By: JoubertJoubert's reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: D2211, Bosveld
Observed on: 8th November 2013
Added to iSpot: 22nd October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Gecko

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By: Stuart ShearerStuart Shearer's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesStuart Shearer's reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Swimuwini Chalets, South Gonarezhou National Park
Observed on: 5th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 20th October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Common Tropical House Gecko, Tropiese huisgeitjie 3

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By: Alex DreyerAlex Dreyer's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesAlex Dreyer's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesAlex Dreyer's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesAlex Dreyer's reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Groenkloof, Pretoria
Observed on: 13th January 2014
Added to iSpot: 18th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Gecko and Camponotus sp ant

Gecko and Camponotus sp ant
By: Sarel
Location: C15, ZA
Observed on: 5th March 2014
Added to iSpot: 16th October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 0
Comments: 1

Turner's Gecko

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By: Ryan van HuyssteenRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Medike Mountain Sanctuary
Observed on: 19th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 14th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Afroedura

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By: Ryan van HuyssteenRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Medike Mountain Sanctuary
Observed on: 14th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 14th October 2014
Likely ID: afroedura
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Dwarf gecko

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By: Ryan van HuyssteenRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Medike Mountain Sanctuary
Observed on: 14th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 14th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Common Tropical House Gecko, Tropiese huisgeitjie 2

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By: Alex DreyerAlex Dreyer's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesAlex Dreyer's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesAlex Dreyer's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesAlex Dreyer's reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Hermansdal, Ellisras
Observed on: 5th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 12th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Gecko

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By: qgrobler
Eastern Cape Parks & Tourism Agency
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Location: 5, Edge View Road
Observed on: 11th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 11th October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

Common Dwarf Gecko, Gewone dwerggeitjie

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By: Alex DreyerAlex Dreyer's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesAlex Dreyer's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesAlex Dreyer's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesAlex Dreyer's reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Hermansdal, Ellisras
Observed on: 5th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 10th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Common Tropical House Gecko, Tropiese huisgeitjie

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By: Alex DreyerAlex Dreyer's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesAlex Dreyer's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesAlex Dreyer's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesAlex Dreyer's reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Hermansdal, Ellisras
Observed on: 5th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 10th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Gecko

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By: Jeffrey GroenewaldJeffrey Groenewald's reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: R399, West Coast DC
Observed on: 23rd August 2014
Added to iSpot: 4th October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 3
Description: Medium sized gecko, found underneath a rock. coarse skin, lacking raised scales.

Cape Dwarf Gecko ...

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By: Brian KD2
Custodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersEastern Cape Parks & Tourism AgencyOutrampsSea Fish AtlasSeaKeysSeaKeys GOLD
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Location: 5, Edge View, East London
Observed on: 9th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 1st October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 2
Comments: 2

Deathwish gecko - Kgalagadi NCape

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By: Marion MacleanMarion Maclean's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesMarion Maclean's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesMarion Maclean's reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Grootkolk camp, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Observed on: 2nd September 2014
Added to iSpot: 26th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description: Moved this guy from the shower, where he'd seemed to have frozen in place, to outside in a sunny corner. Next morning he's frozen behind the door. Since this seemed to be his chosen mode we left him to it...

Ghekko

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By: H Olivier
Location: 24, Fountain Rd
Observed on: 11th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 14th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

House Gecko ...

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By: Brian KD2
Custodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersEastern Cape Parks & Tourism AgencyOutrampsSea Fish AtlasSeaKeysSeaKeys GOLD
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Location: Riverside, Mkambati
Observed on: 17th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 12th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 5
Comments: 0

Unknown reptile

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By: StuartvanBlerk
Location: 36, Sandpiper Cres
Observed on: 5th April 2014
Added to iSpot: 11th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Unknown Reptile

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By: StuartvanBlerk
Location: Birkenhead Dr, Melkbosstrand
Observed on: 1st September 2014
Added to iSpot: 11th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Sesriem campsite gecko

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By: smuldalsmuldal's reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: D826, Sesriem
Observed on: 5th November 2012
Added to iSpot: 8th September 2014
Identifications: 3
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0
Description: Found low on a tree trunk at night at a campsite at Sesriem, Namibia.

Boulton's Namib Day Gecko

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By: smuldalsmuldal's reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Unnamed Road, Erongo
Observed on: 9th November 2012
Added to iSpot: 8th September 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 2
Comments: 2
Description: A slender, day-active gecko.

Gecko (Pachydactylus ssp) 4web 2009653

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By: guido.cozaguido.coza's reputation in Amphibians and Reptilesguido.coza's reputation in Amphibians and Reptilesguido.coza's reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Hardap Agama camp
Observed on: 29th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 8th September 2014
Identifications: 3
Agreements: 0
Comments: 1

Gecko (Pachydactylus ssp) 4web 2009631

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By: guido.cozaguido.coza's reputation in Amphibians and Reptilesguido.coza's reputation in Amphibians and Reptilesguido.coza's reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Sesriem
Observed on: 29th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 8th September 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

gecko

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By: rianabate
Entomological Society of Southern Africa
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Location: 3, Berea Rd
Observed on: 4th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 5th September 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0
Description: Photo by Mike Bate

Thick toed gecko

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By: Francois KrielFrancois Kriel's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesFrancois Kriel's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesFrancois Kriel's reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Unnamed Road, Namakwa
Observed on: 23rd August 2014
Added to iSpot: 3rd September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Gecko

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By: saxicola
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers
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Location: Mount Pleasant, Simon's Town
Observed on: 31st August 2014
Added to iSpot: 1st September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 5
Comments: 3

Gecko

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By: tony rebelo
iSpot TeamBotanical Society of South Africa A-teamCape Bird ClubEntomological Society of Southern AfricaFriends of Tokai ParkProtea Atlas ProjectSenior Scout AdventureSouth African National Biodiversity InstituteSouth African National Parks Honorary RangersToyota Enviro OutreachWestern Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Haarwegskloof
Observed on: 16th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 25th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Chobe Dwarf Gecko

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By: Ricky TaylorRicky Taylor's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesRicky Taylor's reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Ngoma Bridge Crossing, North West Botswana
Observed on: 29th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 21st August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description: About 4 cm long

Unidentified Gecko Species

Unknown Gecko species
By: NCStudent
Location: Tygerberg Nature Reserve
Observed on: 27th May 2014
Added to iSpot: 21st August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Moreau's Tropical House Gecko, Moreau se Tropiese Huisgeitjie

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By: Alex DreyerAlex Dreyer's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesAlex Dreyer's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesAlex Dreyer's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesAlex Dreyer's reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Weltevrede, Ellisras
Observed on: 10th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 17th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

sodwana dwarf

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: Sodwana Bay
Observed on: 6th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 16th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Transvaal Gecko

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By: Ryan van HuyssteenRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Welgevonden Game Reserve
Observed on: 12th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 12th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

A Jar full of Geckos

A Jar full of Geckos
By: tony rebelo
iSpot TeamBotanical Society of South Africa A-teamCape Bird ClubEntomological Society of Southern AfricaFriends of Tokai ParkProtea Atlas ProjectSenior Scout AdventureSouth African National Biodiversity InstituteSouth African National Parks Honorary RangersToyota Enviro OutreachWestern Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Penhill
Observed on: 1st August 2014
Added to iSpot: 12th August 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 5
Comments: 8
Description: Pat was convinced that some kids had come and collected geckos in a jar and left them in the veld and that they would cook to death. But the jar with a lid with stab-holes had obviously been in situ for some time and I think that in fact the geckos were using he jar as a safe hideaway and going out at night and returning by day as an abode - they were all alive and well altough they took some time to wake up

Gecko caught bt Fiscal Shrike

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Garden Route Botanical Gardens
Observed on: 7th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 8th August 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0
Description: The only species of gecko so far observed in this locality.

Bibrons thick toed gecko

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By: Francois KrielFrancois Kriel's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesFrancois Kriel's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesFrancois Kriel's reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Unnamed Road, Richtersveld National Park
Observed on: 15th June 2014
Added to iSpot: 4th August 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Weber or Monica

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By: Francois KrielFrancois Kriel's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesFrancois Kriel's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesFrancois Kriel's reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Fish river hiking trial
Observed on: 14th June 2014
Added to iSpot: 4th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Gecko

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By: Alex DreyerAlex Dreyer's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesAlex Dreyer's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesAlex Dreyer's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesAlex Dreyer's reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Farm Kyffhäuser, Maltahöhe, Namibia
Observed on: 15th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 3rd August 2014
Likely ID: Chondrodactylus
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: Found dead in a store room.

Tropical House Gecko

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By: maddy
Sea Slug AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: inKalani Hills, Sodwana
Observed on: 29th December 2012
Added to iSpot: 1st August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 1

Tropical House Gecko ...

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By: Brian KD2
Custodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersEastern Cape Parks & Tourism AgencyOutrampsSea Fish AtlasSeaKeysSeaKeys GOLD
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Location: 5, Edge View, East London
Observed on: 30th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 31st July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

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