The Water-walking Lizard
The Basilisk Lizards are a distinct species of lizards that can walk on water! Amazing right?
Before diving into the water walking abilities of the basilisk lizard, Let's go through the 3 species:
Plumed Basilisk (Basiliscus plumifrons)
Western Basilisk (Basiliscus galeritus)
Brown Basilisk (Basiliscus vittatus)
So, How do these lizards walk on water?
These Omnivorous Reptilians walk on water thanks to 3 characteristics:
Now a basilisk's foot is fascinating, It's wide and has fringes at the bottom. A basilisk can run on water for 24km/h, roughly 15mph, That's as fast as we can run!
However if we tried to run on water we would just sink.
I could go on, but I think that would be a little boring so I hope you enjoy this video below!
It's not the best quality, but I hope the knowledge will be worth it!
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Stay Curious and Blessed!