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September 6, 2007

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Sampson, the Pet of the Day
Name: Sampson
Age: One year old
Gender: Male
Kind: Hypo Leopard Gecko
Home: Southern California, USA
   Sampson is special because he's our first leopard gecko. We went to a reptile show in April 2007, not expecting to buy anything, but my husband told me I could choose between a bearded dragon and a leopard gecko. There weren't too many left by that point, but when I saw him and held him, I knew I wanted him. He's been a great first gecko. So much so, that we got another one within two months. In this picture, he's relaxing in his hammock.

    Sammy's been a challenge to tame, but he now sits with us and crawls over us while we watch tv. He's very photogenic as well. He's got two rows of dots down his back that look like tire tracks. I think he'd make a good daddy in the future, too. Even the vet said he was a really good-looking gecko - and as a vet has seen a lot! Of course we agreed! Every night, when he's out hunting his crickets, he stands on top of one of his houses and surveys his tank like he's the king of the hill. We love him to death.

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