Thorny Devil Walking Video
The thorny dragon has an unusually walk. It walks very slowly, oscillating back and forth as it moves holding its tail in a vertical position. It is not understood why this animals does this. It has been suggested that this stop-start movement and the animal freezing in place as it walks may be to emulate a leaf, as it does look somewhat like a leaf when viewed from above and thus may make it more difficult for predatory birds to spot it.
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