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Baweng Satanic Leaf-tailed Gecko

Endemic to Madagascar, the leaf-tailed gecko is somewhat of an expert at avoiding predators, not only through their incredible mimicry of leaves, but through a number of behaviors.  They can flatten their body against the substrate to reduce the body’s shadow, open their jaws wide to show a frightening, bright red mouth, and voluntarily shed their tail in order to trick a predator.

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Part 2 of the Cryptid-Style Pokemon, Chikorita! AKA: A really, really strange bird that smells nice.

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