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The lizard that shoots blood from its eyes

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Lizards sometimes appear to be artifacts from bygone world, but many are more dynamic we may think. This week, we take a look at some reptiles that are doting parents, bloody brilliant, and just plain adorable.

Talk about blood-shot eyes. When threatened, the horned lizard of the southwestern U.S. and Mexico can shoot arcs of blood from their eye sockets.

Ideally, the lizards squirt when they're in the jaws of a predator—such as a kit fox—to ensure they hit their target,

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