Saturday, June 05, 2010


Every now and then, there is an opportunity for a great rainforest photo. Felipe was outside and saw this real life drama unfolding in a tree. He ran in grabbed his camera and took these photos of a lizard eating a vine snake. WOW, this is rainforest life, but most of time we miss these dramas. This is a big liz and a really long snake. I think these lizards look like gargoyles.

1 comment:

Mike said...

wow......great photos. the lizard is a green basilisk, also called a plumed basilisk (Basiliscus plumifrons) known in Costa Rica as the Jesus Christ lizard because they can run across the top of water.

I never knew they ate prey as big as a large snake. Incredible.