Friday, November 19, 2010

New Lizard Species Discovered... to be Delicious?

All you science geeks like myself should enjoy this one:

A new, all-female species of lizards (named Leiolepis ngovantrii) has been discovered by scientists in Vietnam.

All-female you ask? Well how does that one work? Well, the little babies are clones of their mothers, a not-unheard of trait in lizards, apparently.

A scientist at the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology discovered the creatures while visiting a small village and asked a restaurant owner to keep them safe until he came back with two American colleges.

Well, what did the buffet owner do? Got drunk and fried them up for his customers!

Luckily, when they returned the locals, who had known about the lizards for years, helped the scientist wrangle up a few more.

For the full story visit CNN.

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