Zonosaurus ornatus — Ornate Girdled Lizard
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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