The BBC’s Planet Earth II has given viewers many cool images of some of the planet’s animals. When the series first aired last month, we saw stunning footage of baby marine iguanas literally running for their lives from an army of snakes. Then, this week, we saw a giraffe trample a lion that was trying to make a meal of it.
And now we have the shovel-snouted lizard. Introduced with the November 27 installment of the popular series, the sassy little reptile, which lives in the desert, where the surface of the sand can get to 160 degrees, has become a star of his own, moving about the hot sand and lifting his feet up and down as he moves.
— BBC One (@BBCOne) November 27, 2016
The lizard is known to walk the way he does because the sand is freaking hot, and not wanting to get burned, the lizard has adapted to walk like he is on a hot surface, because, well, he is.
While he may look like he is trying to give you a high five, he isn’t. You aren’t cool enough for this cold-blooded animal.