I had this little fellow on my bedroom wall last night watching me while I read my book. This is a house or Malaysian Gecko and not native to Australia. It's also called the barking gecko because of the "chuck, chuck, chuck" noise they make, which is an integral part of our summer sounds.
This little guy would be about six or seven inches long, I suppose.
They have gradually moved down from northern Australia and we like them because they eat cockroaches...so bring on the geckos. They don't harm any of the Australian geckos and love insects like mosquitoes, flies and any other unwary creature that gets in the way of their tongues. They're rather nice little creatures and quite harmless. Just as well, because no matter if you are in a hermetically sealed building, they still get in...don't ask me how!
I had a couple of regulars when I lived in the city whom I named Einstein and Newton (I took it for granted they were boys). However, this one gives me the impression of being female so I think Cleopatra is a good name for her.