Marty’s photo of the day #4393: This is a Jesus Christ lizard, named because when people hear them frantically dashing through the leaf litter, they often yell, “Jesus Christ! What was that?”
Okay, the species is actually called a Jesus Christ lizard, because the young ones have the ability to run across the surface of rivers and ponds, and naming them after any of the pagan gods who could also walk on water didn’t have the same ring to it.
(Photographed in Costa Rica)
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