10 Jan '12, 7am

12 Most Improbable Insect-Reptile Relationships

12 Most Improbable Insect-Reptile Relationships

There are many strange and wondrous pairings in nature, yet perhaps none is so surprising as that of insects befriending or hitching a ride with the reptiles that are often their predators. This image was taken in Copenhagen Zoo. As photographer Thomas puts it, “I am pretty certain that the guy on top is supposed to be lunch, but he seems oddly ignorant of the fact.” We agree, and besides, it can't be easy for such a short-legged creature to catch a lunch that's sitting on its head. We bet the lizard is seething inside! This is an amazing capture of a chameleon with a caterpillar on its head. Even the colors match! Hopefully, the caterpillar was aware that if it continued its stroll any closer to the chameleon’s mouth it would be in trouble. Although its bright coloring suggests it might be a toxic meal for its (rather dopey) predator, hickory horned devil caterpillars lik...

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