You’ve got to see it to believe it. The Emerald Basilisk Lizard, also known as the Jesus Christ Lizard, can run on water like Jesus.
That’s right — this little green dragon has elongated toes with specialized skin that unfold like umbrellas, allowing the creature to scurry across the water on its hind legs and escape would-be predators.
So fast it can run on the surface of water
In reality, these reptiles sprint on self-made air bubbles, which, combined with their upward body motion and counterweight tail, help thrust them above water to avoid sinking. They can run 5 feet in 1 second. But they don’t mind taking the occasional swim either.
But good luck finding one — the obscure Jesus Christ lizard lives in the rainforests of Central America, primarily Southern Mexico, Costa Rica, and Northern Colombia. They average a foot in length and can weigh up to a pound.