Few animals are able to walk on the surface of water. One such rarity
is basilisk, which lives in Central America and is seen below. On the sides of the toes of
basilisks hind feet are flaps that enable them to splash water. These are rolled up
when the animal walks on land. If the animal faces danger, it starts to run very fast on
the surface of a river or a lake. Then the flaps on its hind feet are opened and thus more
surface area is provided for it to run on water.
This unique design of basilisk is one of the evident signs of conscious
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The basilisk lizard is one of those rare animals that can move
establishing a balance between water and air.