A lizard that strikes the enemy by throwing blood from its eyes

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Karachi: A small lizard has been found in the deserts of Mexico and southwestern America with horn-like protrusions on its head, which is why it is also called the “Regal Horned Lizard”. Fame is something else: it injects blood into its eyes to attack its enemy.

Although this blood is not poisonous, it does force the attacker to stop for a while, which he takes advantage of to escape. It is only 3 to 4 inches long and prefers small desert ants and other insects.

Experts say it consumes up to 2,500 ants at a time but does not inject blood into its prey.
In addition, it adopts the technique of shedding blood from the eyes very thoughtfully, when it is convinced that the animal approaching it is really ready to attack. In the desert it encounters a variety of predators, including snakes, desert wolves and even rats.


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