Monday, May 5, 2008

The Lizard with Miraculous Feat

Hindu puranas inform about the divine incredible powers of Holy Sages, Rishis and Siddhars – like walking on the water or floating on water etc. I know an insect that swims or surfs (or rests) on water surface with its six legs – the ‘Water Strider’! Have you heard of a lizard doing this feat? Yes, it is the Basilisk Lizard. When a predator chases, it runs on water with its two legs for about fifteen meters and escape! It has specially modified hind legs as that of a frog – webbed feet. Running with four limbs is tiresome, and with two legs, as we human do, it is quicker and easier, it seems – that too on water surface! A wonder lizard, indeed!

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