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2011-03-25-Wakodahatchee

A Basilisk Lizard which is also called a Jesus Lizard because it can run on water.

The lizards can run on water because they have a fringe of scales on their hind toes which makes little webs that can trap bubbles of air and water beneath their feet. This keeps them from sinking into the water if they run quickly enough across.

The smaller lizards can run further than the bigger and heavier ones.

As for this lizzard, I think its running on water days are long gone.

2011 by Peter Schulz