'Jesus Lizard,' Basilisk, Runs On Water (VIDEO)

This video from BBC Earth captures phenomenal footage attesting to the nickname often bestowed upon lizards of the basilisk genus: "Jesus lizard."

We're noticed these incredible creatures before, but they still amaze due to their remarkable ability to run across water while fleeing predators, pushing their feet down with such force and rapidity that they never sink below the surface. According to BBC, a human would have to run at 65 miles per hour to achieve such results.

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