Meet the largest terrestrial lizard of the Amazon: the Golden Tegu.
Golden Tegu's (Tupinambis teguixin) are known as voracious and opportunistic eaters (seeds, fruits, insects, small mammals or birds are all on their menu)
Golden Tegu's are giant lizards with long tails. They have a strong streamlined body with powerful legs which makes them also very fast when needed.
Furthermore Golden Tegu's have a short neck and a forked tongue. They use their tongue to learn about their surroundings (for example if a potential meal is nearby or maybe a potential mate)
Here you can clearly see how the Golden Tegu is using its tongue to 'scan' the area. An impressive appearance.
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