Tag archives for lizard

Rapid Reptile Evolution

Scientists release seemingly harmless Italian Wall Lizards on a deserted South Adriatic island in 1971… and return to find walking, talking, boccie playing super-lizards! That is the headline that would have been written if researchers from the University of Massachusetts Amherst had waited only a few more years. In truth however, the scientists discovered that…

Gecko Begs Insect to Feed It Honeydew

Fascinating BBC footage of geckos coaxing leafhoppers to feed them honeydew. The lizards tap their feet or bob their heads, and the insect dutifully tosses them a bead of delicious tree sap. This definitely qualifies as bizarre zoology.