Snakes fight Geckos In the wild, snakes and geckos often wage a deadly battle for dominance. But what happens when these reptiles are kept in captivity? Some snake owners report that their snakes will actively defend themselves against invading geckos. In some cases, the snakes have been known to kill their adversaries.
Geckos have toes that they use to climb trees, while snakes lack legs and instead use their body shape to wriggle across the ground. Geckos eat insects, while snakes eat other animals. Geckos can live up to 20 years, while snakes can live for up to 30 years or more.
Geckos are ambush predators, meaning that they wait for prey to come close before pouncing on it. Snakes are more direct predators, attacking their prey from the front.