The rumors about Australia are true: there are a lot of bugs and snakes–though they are not wandering around everywhere as people think. The creepy creatures that we are talking about, are usually pretty visible, they might hide occasionally, but ultimately you expect to find them around.
The best kind of bug, snake, or spider is, in my opinion, one that is nowhere near you! But, at least, many of these disgusting creatures are very visible, and not often hidden.
This lizard in Madagascar, however, is not so considerate. It is super good at hiding and blending in with its surroundings–which is scary for those who do not like them!
And, yep, it looks EXACTLY life a leaf.
In the rainforests where they are found, there are a whole bunch of predators, so the geckos really need to camouflage with their surroundings.
Their skin has ridges on it to make it look like there are veins–just like on leaves. Their tails are even leaf-shaped, too.
But as for the satanic name? It might come from it’s creepy red tongue, or even the fact that it is able to let out a scream to scare off predators!
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