Zonosaurus ornatus Ornate Girdled Lizard
Ranomafana National Park, Fianarantsoa province, MadagascarApril 28, 2007
Ornate Girdled Lizard (Zonosaurus ornatus) Ornate Girdled Lizard (Zonosaurus ornatus) Ornate Girdled Lizard (Zonosaurus ornatus)
In the middle of the day between hikes on Ranomafana National Park trails, we had a few hours for lunch and R&R back at Setam Lodge. After a tasty meal, we walked up the road about 100 yards to a gazebo that had a nice view of a nearby waterfall. While we admired the scenic beauty, I heard a scuffle in the bushes below and looked down to see this Zonosaurus tossing a green day gecko about. I'm afraid in my quest for photos I interrupted its meal, and the day gecko escaped, apparently not too seriously wounded.

Here is a list of all the reptiles and frogs I saw on this trip to Madagascar.

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