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Status: Least Concern
If you take a look at the belly of the male, shown above, you can see that its tail almost resembles that of a zebra (see it now?). No, that doesn’t happen only during mating season. That’s a permanent feature of this crafty little lizard. When it feels like it’s in danger, it will raise and wag its tail signaling to the approaching predator that: “Hey, I see you over there lickin’ your chops. Lemme just tell ya, that if you want a piece of this you’re going to have to invest a huge amount of energy… trying to CATCH ME!” Yes. That’s exactly what the lizard would say. Usually after hearing that, the rather lazy predator will then retort, “Hmph. I can find something tastier without that much work. L8ter.” (My predator happens to be a teenage skater boy in this case).
Right… so how bout them lizards?!