Mountain Horned Dragon (Acanthosaura capra)

Origin: Southeast Asia
Sighted at: ZooKeeper Exotic Pets, Austin, Texas

Here’s the last of the ZooKeeper shots from this past weekend. Mountain Horned Dragons are cute little lizards, despite having a name that suggests enormous sky-darkening wings and breath hotter than the halls of hell.

Mountain Horned Dragons are noteworthy for sitting for long periods of time in trees, waiting for prey, before suddenly leaping into an incredibly acrobatic display of predation when they go in for the kill.