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BREAKTHROUGH! Lizard Playing Video Games!

Post by Dan Krull » December 14th, 2011, 11:07 pm

This was too good not to post!



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Post by erik loza » December 15th, 2011, 6:59 am

Awesome!

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Post by isaiah » December 15th, 2011, 7:52 am

thats awesome
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Post by TravisK » December 15th, 2011, 10:23 am

Very cute....



Even for a beardie.

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Re: BREAKTHROUGH! Lizard Playing Video Games!

Post by ThamnElegans24 » December 15th, 2011, 3:43 pm

:lol: :thumb:

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Post by jonathan » December 16th, 2011, 11:26 am

That's awesome. I showed my sister and she's saying, "Poor guy, he's probably getting really frustrated that he's not getting any."

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Post by vincemartino » December 16th, 2011, 7:12 pm

:thumb:

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Post by Ross Padilla » December 16th, 2011, 8:20 pm

hahahaha funny stuff. I felt sorry for the little guy.

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Re: BREAKTHROUGH! Lizard Playing Video Games!

Post by herper79 » December 16th, 2011, 10:07 pm

Great, that beardie thinks he is a phryno lol

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Re: BREAKTHROUGH! Lizard Playing Video Games!

Post by Tom » December 22nd, 2011, 5:33 am

Seems to have spawned a trend. :lol:

This one ends even better:


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Post by Paul White » December 22nd, 2011, 6:59 am

Someone try this witha water monitor....

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Post by klawnskale » December 22nd, 2011, 7:47 am

That's just mean. It would be like someone holding a slice of pepperoni pizza just out of reach and you're hungry and can't grab it; like Tantalus in Hell. At least if they do experiments like this with animals in a scientific setting, they eventually get rewarded with positive reinforcement ( they would get an actual bug to eat) to encourage them to continue the behavior. The frog had the right idea
:thumb: The cool thing about birds is they wouldn't fall for this tease for as long. They would figure out after a few tries that the mission is pointless. That's why I like birds, too. They learn so fast!

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Post by Hans Breuer (twoton) » December 22nd, 2011, 6:55 pm

Since I've seen a similar video showing a toad "playing" this game, I'm skeptical about the veracity of this flick. Do lizards really go for two-dimensional ants with no smell?

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Post by jonathan » December 22nd, 2011, 7:01 pm

Hans Breuer (twoton) wrote:Since I've seen a similar video showing a toad "playing" this game, I'm skeptical about the veracity of this flick. Do lizards really go for two-dimensional ants with no smell?
I'm confused, why would the frog video cause you to doubt the veracity of the lizard video?

FWIW, I've owned the same species of frog, and that thing would try to attack water whenever I poured it into his bowl. They're opportunistic predators, they're not discerning, and they're not incredibly smart.

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Post by Hans Breuer (twoton) » December 22nd, 2011, 7:07 pm

jonathan wrote:
Hans Breuer (twoton) wrote:Since I've seen a similar video showing a toad "playing" this game, I'm skeptical about the veracity of this flick. Do lizards really go for two-dimensional ants with no smell?
I'm confused, why would the frog video cause you to doubt the veracity of the lizard video?
It was not this frog video. It was a video of a South American Horned Toad. So my recking was "one's a fluke, but two's a fake" :-)
FWIW, I've owned the same species of frog, and that thing would try to attack water whenever I poured it into his bowl. They're opportunistic predators, they're not discerning, and they're not incredibly smart.
OK, riddle solved. Thanks!

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Re: BREAKTHROUGH! Lizard Playing Video Games!

Post by klawnskale » December 23rd, 2011, 8:26 am

Hans Breuer (twoton) wrote:Since I've seen a similar video showing a toad "playing" this game, I'm skeptical about the veracity of this flick. Do lizards really go for two-dimensional ants with no smell?
Hans: if you notice, the beardie does try to "taste' the ant images with its tongue in the attempt to pick up odors or taste. But it's limbic brain is convinced that this is actual prey items because the motion alone of the graphics satisfies it enough to meet the criteria. Most predators that rely on sight (like most lizards and colubrids) are triggered strongly by motion. I knew of an incident where the owner managed to get an indigo snake to grab and swallow cherry tomatoes simply by rolling the fruit across the floor in front of the snake.

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Post by Don Becker » December 23rd, 2011, 8:28 am

It's not much different than a cat chasing a laser pointer. They can't smell it, they can't taste it, and they can't feel it, but they will chase it none the less.

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Post by Paul White » December 23rd, 2011, 8:58 am

It was not this frog video. It was a video of a South American Horned Toad. So my recking was "one's a fluke, but two's a fake" :-)
I've owned both horned frogs and african bull frogs (the bull frog died in a house fire :( ). I can easily see them both doing this, they're very similar animals behaviorally.

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Re: BREAKTHROUGH! Lizard Playing Video Games!

Post by Hans Breuer (twoton) » December 23rd, 2011, 6:53 pm

Thanks, all!

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