Jesus Christ Lizard

Nature never ceases to surprise me. Glad I aways have my iPhone with me, even when I go out to mail a letter.

This week I discoveredĀ a brand new species in South Florida, one I had never seen before. It’s the basilisk lizard, nicknamed the Jesus Christ Lizard, because it can walk (that is, run) on water. If you want to see, just google it or watch here on you tube.

It’s body is rather large like a snake, and this one on the tree outside my condominium was bright green. ItĀ can run five feet per second, but luckily this one held still until I could snap a few iPhotos. You can see it is very long.

 

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I think it’s pretty funny, as long as it stays outside my condo. When you come in, please close the door quickly!

Author: cathykellyphotography

Independent photographer based in Pittsburgh PA and Naples FL. Nature, landscape and portrait photography. Portfolio includes international work in USA, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Email cathykellyphotography@gmail.com to review work in your area of interest. Nature portfolio includes flowers and wildlife. Prints and digital files for sale. See website: www.cathykellyphotography.com.

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