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All About Lizards
Out of all the reptiles on the planet, lizards have got to be some of the coolest. There are around 9,766 species of the lizard and these reptiles are found in most areas of the world. They have been garden-helpers, keeping the insect population under control, as well as delighting children and adults as an exotic (yet manageable) pet. Let’s take a trip down lizard-lane to learn more about these fascinating reptiles.
Like other reptiles, the lizard is cold-blooded and therefore needs an external heat source to keep it warm. If you visit some of the tropical regions of the world, you can see various lizards warming themselves on the sidewalks or along the walls of buildings.
One of the interesting things about certain lizards are their eyes. Take the Chameleon for example, the eyes on this lizard are cone-shaped and stick up out of the body. These can move independently of each other and provides this reptile with 360 degree vision. This comes in handy when trying to avoid predators or when hunting for food. Other lizards have transparent eyelids. This sneaky technique allows the reptile to see even when its eyes are closed – great for hunting and avoiding attacks from predators. They also possess a third eyelid which helps prevent dust and debris from coming in contact with the eyeball.
Many lizard species also have tiny, microscopic hairs on the bottom of their toes. This is what gives them the ability to climb as well as they do. Each individual toe (there are four on each foot) are covered with millions of sticky hairs. Each of these hairs then splits into hundreds of tiny tips. All this provides the lizard with excellent suction on every surface including extremely smooth ones.
The Chameleon is one of the most fascinating lizards with it color-changing ability. Hormones are produced naturally in the chameleon that helps it blend in with its surroundings. This reptile is normally a dullish brown to green, but in a moment it can go to yellow, bright green, white and even black. These lizards are so well adapted to their surroundings you may never know you are actually in front of one.
The biggest lizard on earth is the Komodo Dragon. This prehistoric-looking reptile has been around for millions of years and can only be found on Indonesia’s Lesser Sunda island. It can measure in at 10 feet long (3 meters) and weigh a whopping 300 pounds (140 kilograms). But that isn’t all, this huge reptile is also poisonous. It is said one bite from this lizard contains more bacteria and killing power than that of the most venomous snake on earth. This may be in part because the komodo will eat anything dead or alive.
There are so many fascinating lizards to explore, continue to do some research on the internet or at your local library. You won’t be sorry.
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