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    almost dying. It’s an involuntary thing that can cause someone to freeze up, retaliate or just simply run away. Fear can become so intense and affected on someone’s life that it becomes a phobia. Phobias are so intense and strong that it interferes with someone’s life and their ability to function. I interviewed my mother Cynthia who has a fear of lizards also known as Herpetophobia. This has lead to many unfortunate and hilarious incidents every time my mother sees one. I asked her what about lizards that made her so afraid of them and she told me that “I hate how they crawl over anything and can change colors on what ever they are on making them hard to find,”. She also told me that when she sees lizards, she feels the immediate need to run away. While I do have a fear of lizards, my mother’s fear escalates higher…

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    However, bearded dragon lizards actually make very good pets. Before choosing the next pet for your family, take the time to learn about this fascinating creature. Bearded Dragons are very calm and gentle animals. This makes them great for children as well as adults. Most of the time, they will let just about anyone hold them because they are so trusting. Even though they are so trusting, they are still very curious, outgoing, and interested in what is going on around them. Some other lizards…

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    Desert Iguana Summary

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    In this article, Mathew Baelor and C. O’Niel Krekorian studied the ability of the Desert Iguana (Dpisosaurus dorsalis) to detect chemical cues of predators via chemoreception. In their experiment, they used the California Kingsnake, which preys on lizards in the wild; therefore, making it an optimal predator stimulus. On the contrary, the researchers used the western shovel-nosed snake, a sympatric species to the California kingsnake, to test the general response of the iguana’s snake chemcials.…

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    Burmese Python

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    Tegus are a large lizard species that is sold in pet stores, some biologists think that it is possible for the invasion of these large lizards to become as bad as the Burmese Python. Most Tegus were introduced to wildlife in Florida in and near the Everglades because they were pets who were freed by their owners or escaped, they then reproduced and now there are many all over the Everglades area. Biologists have not been able to get enough resources to deal with wild Tegus on a large scale. The…

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    Chameleons Research Paper

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    their surroundings, but they use it in so many other ways. To warn off predators they blend in with their surroundings but flash bright colors telling the predator to “back off”. They use their colors to communicate or to find a mate. When females aren’t receptive to mating they will have dark ground colors. In order to heat up the chameleon will turn a darker colour so it will absorb more heat. To cool down, they will turn a pale color. Their natural color can come from where they live.…

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    Chameleons are unusual reptiles. They are most well known for their eccentric ability to blend in with their surroundings. In reality, there are numerous misconceptions that chameleons only change colors to match their environment or to deceive predators. In fact, the main reason that chameleons change their skin is due to their mood. In a way, chameleons are greatly misunderstood. At times, I find myself relating to these fascinating creatures. I am flexible in situations and adaptable to my…

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    The names Pyro, Pyro Drastica. I'm a hotheaded 15-year old who lives in the magical land of Mongolia and life is pretty normal for me. Except for the fact, my dad's a wizard saint. You see, in Mongolia, there are a variety of wizards and witches that house different powers, my father for one uses a magic called Fire Magic. He tries to tell me that he can see the inner fire within me and that I might also be a Fire wizard but I think that's complete bullshit. I mean, why would I be a wizard and…

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    Nosed Lizard

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    Does the length of the rostrum on male leaf nosed lizard Ceratophora tennentii affect the attraction females have for males? Introduction The name of my species is Ceratophora tennentii more commonly known as the leaf nosed lizard. This is a lizard that lives in the central highlands of Sri Lanka. Ceratophora tennentii are characterized by the shape and relative size of their noses as well as their bright colors. The nose of this lizard is referred to as a rostrum. The rostrum is not used as a…

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    Frilled Lizards

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    10. Is it a beard? Is it a clown's frilly neck poof? We don't really know. But check out the crazily posh, over the top neck fur on this critter. Frilled lizards would be envious. In fact, the so called king of beasts -- the African male lion -- would be envious. All that furry drama, drawn up in a surprisingly conservative black, white and gray color scheme, as if to intentionally set off the topaz eyes as stunningly as possible. Could you be any more subtle, sophisticated and dramatic all at…

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    Green Anole Lizard

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    Researchers have discovered the genetics behind lizards growing their tails back when they fall off. Scientist have studied the ‘green anole lizard’ who loses its tail when caught by a predator. Once it loses its tail the lizard can regenerate it. Researchers have discovered that green anole lizards turn on 326 genes when regenerating their tails. This includes genes involved in embryonic development which is a response wound healing. Regeneration also doesn't happen quickly; lizards take…

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