If you live in a warm climate you are very familiar with this little creature. The gecko lizard is very common with over 2000 species worldwide. They are unique because of the tiny pads on their toes that allow them to climb smooth and vertical surfaces. They can even walk across a ceiling with ease. I spotted this little fellow perched on top of my back fence keeping his eye on me while I watered the plants. People around here are very fond of these little critters. They feed on insects and help to keep that population in check.