Texas Banded Geckos are one of two species of terrestrial geckos native to Texas. They are found in West and Southwestern Texas. Banded Geckos hide under rocks and in burrows during the day, but at night they prowl around in search of insect prey. Juveniles have well defined, alternating dark brown and yellow bands, which is different from they adults. They have an unique defensive behavior in which they shake their tails to lure their enemies to bite at their tails instead of their bodies. When grabbed a hold of, their tail breaks off and the gecko makes a speedy getaway. One of the archenemies of Banded Geckos are Texas Night Snakes.