A Transient Draco Lizard In Search of a Home Flies Across the Jungle Like a Dragon on Planet Earth II

In the third episode of the highly acclaimed nature series Planet Earth II, a hapless male Draco lizard, also known as a flying dragon, became cornered at the edge of a branch after unknowingly invading the home of another male. The situation gave him the seemingly untenable choice of either fighting or fleeing. Choosing the latter, the transient agamid effortlessly leapt into the air and soared across the jungle, gracefully landing on a different tree in search of a new home.

Draco lizards have the amazing ability to be able to fly from tree to tree in search of food, a mate and to avoid predators.

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails. Lori can be found posting on Threads and sharing photos on Instagram.