Wordless Wednesday – Lizard Tail

by Deb on March 23, 2011

Lizard Tail

The big girl found a lizard tail. She thought it had been dropped off to trick a bird, but I’m not so sure. I think that line about halfway down is where it should have dropped off and this might be the remains of a lizard that didn’t drop it in time.

end of the tail

Notice the muscle with blood and bone in the middle.

Those funny round things are actually bird seeds, sorry. We picked it up off the ground and I couldn’t get them off easily, they just kept digging in.

Closeup

Closeup of the muscles, I think it is bone up the top.

It’s a bit hard to see in the picture but the muscles are in four distinct groups, obviously to pull against each other and give the tail it’s range of movement.

It’s amazing what you can find if you are looking closely. The big girl was fascinated to see what it was like inside a lizard and compare it to the meat we eat. It looks the most like chicken 🙂

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Marita March 23, 2011 at 8:34 am

Fascinating and kind gross, too early in the morning for me to be looking at lizard tails 😀
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Deborah White via Facebook March 23, 2011 at 9:30 am

We used to find these lying about when I lived in Fl.

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tamara March 23, 2011 at 2:40 pm

Oh what a photo. Interesting in a strange way.
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Sam @ Learn. Create. Do. (linky) March 23, 2011 at 4:13 pm

that is amazing and a bit ewww 🙂
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Becky March 23, 2011 at 6:03 pm

Wow. That’s kind of cool and ick all at once.
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A-M March 23, 2011 at 6:44 pm

Interesting photos and I think I agree it looks like it is not just a dropped off tail.

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Trish March 23, 2011 at 9:09 pm

fascinating but still a little gross …did I mention I was a nurse that hated seeing the inside bits 🙂
My boys would love it !
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Deb March 24, 2011 at 11:59 am

I agree with all the cool but gross comments! I love seeing what my girls are interested in, dead mice and birds, even baby guinea pigs and our chickens who were killed by dogs don’t faze them. I once accidentally cracked an egg with a chick in it, they thought it was great once we’d reassured the little girl she didn’t have to eat it. (And you will be treated to the photos at some point.) Obviously this is something we learn as we get older.

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