REPTILIAN TUESDAY # 41
Let’s pack our bags and head off to the Far East today to find a brightly colored lizard! Grab your wellies because we’re heading into the wetlands to locate these little reptiles! Are you ready?
MEET THE CHINESE CROCODILE LIZARD!
Diet: Carnivore: fish, tadpoles, insects
Length: 15- 18”
Conservation Status: vulnerable
- Chinese crocodile lizards have enlarged scales down their tails, similar looking to crocodiles.
- They live near or in watery habitats.
- Chinese crocodile lizards are excellent swimmers and can stay submerged for long periods of time.
- They will “freeze” or stay perfectly still for hours to defend themselves.
- They can even shut down on extremely cold evenings.
- Chinese crocodile lizards are called by local people “lizards of great sleepiness”.
- Male Chinese crocodile lizards are more colorful than the females.
Wow! These lizards are amazing! They look a bit like little dinosaurs. Watching them has made us soooo sleepy. Who else needs a nap?