You Were Expecting a Chicken, Maybe?

This little cutie is a Beaded Lizard, part of the first successful hatching of Beaded Lizards at the Columbus Zoo since 2000. According to ZooBorns, the Beaded Lizard is a venomous species found in rocky regions of Central and western Mexico, and northern Central America, but due to habitat loss and poaching their numbers are diminishing.

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More pictures at ZooBorns. Egg-cellent find, Maureen!

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25 thoughts on “You Were Expecting a Chicken, Maybe?

  1. Chris January 26, 2016 / 3:30 pm

    Release the Kraken!

  2. Laura January 26, 2016 / 3:34 pm

    What? No hovertext? I haz a sad. 🙁

    • sixkatlady January 26, 2016 / 3:39 pm

      Same here!! Hovertext is the cherry bomb on top of it all.

  3. Julie January 26, 2016 / 3:39 pm

    Normally, I don’t find reptiles to be cute, but this little one is definitely saying “ehn!” so I change my mind.

  4. Faye January 26, 2016 / 3:52 pm

    Hai! I’m new! What do you recommend?

  5. Smartypants January 26, 2016 / 4:31 pm

    “I’m too cute to be venomous. Come closer…let me prove it!”

    Great find, Maureen – I love Zooborns!

    • Maureen January 27, 2016 / 9:12 am

      Me, too! I spend WAY too much time going back and forth between here and there while at “work” 🙂

  6. Lurkingduck January 26, 2016 / 4:54 pm

    I want one!

  7. allein January 26, 2016 / 5:04 pm

    Hovertext has materialized! It’s magic!

  8. Janice January 26, 2016 / 5:08 pm

    I like the hovertext on this one. You’ve got me so spoiled with great hovertext, I actually find myself “hovering over” other animal pics I see on the interwebs!

    • Claire January 26, 2016 / 6:05 pm

      Ha! I find myself doing that too! Glad to know I’m not the only one =)

      • allein January 26, 2016 / 6:24 pm

        I think we all probably do it by now. It doesn’t even have to be a cute animal pic.

  9. birdcage January 26, 2016 / 5:39 pm

    That’s one of those bebehs that is simply a small version of an adult face. Like a bebeh capybara: they don’t look all innocent and helpless like a golden retriever puppeh, they just look like miniatures of their parents.

    This one is definitely saying, “Here’s JOHNNY!”

    • Gigi_the cat lady January 26, 2016 / 6:44 pm

      Which Here’s Johnny are you referring to? The one from the Tonight show or the one from The Shining?

      • 6rabbits January 26, 2016 / 10:47 pm

        Either would work, actually…

    • Smartypants January 26, 2016 / 8:40 pm

      Yes, that has also struck me about bebeh giraffes – there’s no puppy/kitten phase, they just arrive looking like fully formed mini adults.

  10. The Commenter Formerly Known as Ricky's Mom January 26, 2016 / 6:11 pm

    Tewtally adorabobble.

  11. Rachel January 26, 2016 / 10:19 pm

    What an adorable little lizard guy! I am firmly in the reptiles can be adorable camp. Especially this little one. Hi, baby lizard! Welcome to the world!

    • Not That Mike The Other Mike January 26, 2016 / 10:25 pm

      … and welcome to my website, first-time commenter! Great to have you with us. I’m always on the lookout for more cute lizards, so stay tuned. 🙂

      • Rachel January 27, 2016 / 9:59 am

        I’ve been following since day 1, I have no idea why I haven’t commented before. Thanks for the welcome. 🙂

  12. murkle46 January 27, 2016 / 8:09 am

    Also known as a Gila Monster.there is even a cheesey 50’s movie about a giant one of these terrorising fun loving white kids.really white,white kids.

    • Saffron January 27, 2016 / 8:20 am

      😀

      • Maureen January 27, 2016 / 9:13 am

        Thanks for the MST3K bit!

      • Rachel January 27, 2016 / 10:00 am

        MST3K! Brilliant!

        • Faye January 27, 2016 / 1:18 pm

          I’m speechless with laughter. That movie is so bad it’s good.
          I agree, those anr the whitest white people I’ve ever seen and I’m a little old chubby white lady. So that’s saying a lot.

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