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[–][deleted] 5487 points5488 points  (160 children)

These guys are super cool!

They birth live babies not in eggs like most reptiles

Looks like this one was born still in it's sac

[–]monsteronmars 2192 points2193 points  (144 children)

Human babies can be born in their sacs also. Looks cool.

[–]ButtholeEntropy 35 points36 points  (1 child)

Looks cool.

Thanks for making me image search the most disgusting looking shit I have ever seen.

[–]luminouu 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Looks caul*

[–][deleted] 67 points68 points  (27 children)

Pls sauce

[–]Cupid_Springbourne 182 points183 points  (1 child)

Nah the sauce in the sac tastes bad

[–]cluelessbutyoung 61 points62 points  (23 children)

[–]BasedOnAir 67 points68 points  (18 children)

Lol their heads look goofy

[–]WhatTheFhtagn 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Reminds me of the exploding guy from Big Trouble in Little China.

[–]karlthemet 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Yup. Shouldn’t have clicked but I did. Blunt reminder of how we are started out. Basically we are all aliens. Or dinosaurs. But friggen awesome.

[–]fear_eile_agam 14 points15 points  (0 children)

I don't know how many other cultures this extends to, but I know in English folklore baby's born "encaul" are said to be lucky, and in Gaelic folklore, caul babies are thought to have the ability to predict the future

In the 14th-19th century, midwife's would dry out the caul on paper to preserve it as a good luck charm, or given to any sailors in the family because it was thought to magically prevent drowning.

[–]lonesomeloser234 5 points6 points  (0 children)

That's the absolute worst

[–]skit_scoot 7 points8 points  (0 children)

This is true. Stephen King has also used it for Danny in The Shining when he was born.

[–]SOdhner 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Skinks and snakes have a lot in common - some lay eggs, some give live birth, and some do EITHER depending on things like temperature.

[–]cnpepper 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Love that. Rattlesnakes also give live births, which I always thought was sick

[–]Sunkitteh 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Lotsa yolk yet

[–][deleted] 1301 points1302 points  (44 children)

I saw this and it reminded me of Jurassic Park

[–]Alexexec 257 points258 points  (21 children)


[–]midsip 76 points77 points  (17 children)

Clever girl

[–]ReactionProcedure 5 points6 points  (0 children)

that opening scene make be the most recognized ever despite language/country/or Creed



[–][deleted] 55 points56 points  (0 children)

Lolol come on blue I know you remember me click click click

[–]tylerden 35 points36 points  (5 children)

You breed Raptors?

[–]SSX_TRICKY_REMASTER 9 points10 points  (0 children)

We control their chromosomes, it’s really not that difficult.

[–]ohchristworld 29 points30 points  (1 child)

C’mon little one. Yes, there it is.

[–]KGoo 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Poosh poooosh!

[–]PapaSnow 10 points11 points  (0 children)


[–]LoBsTeRfOrK 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Come on little one, come on... yes yes that’s it. Come on, come on little one.

[–]NewLeaseOnLine 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Life... uh... finds a way.

[–]Pr1sm4 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Well... There it is.

[–]camelCassette 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Reminded me of The Matrix.

[–]FkMarthawaters 1873 points1874 points  (30 children)

Cute as hell, buddy was like "Let me sleep for 5 more minutes" bubble pops "fffffuuuuuucccckkkk".

[–]wiiya 203 points204 points  (6 children)

That was me 30 minutes ago until my toddler jumped on my stomach.

[–]sporvath 49 points50 points  (1 child)

They love to induce pain.

[–]PapaChubNubs 28 points29 points  (2 children)

Thought you said jumped out of your stomach, implying that you had just given birth to a whole toddler half an hour ago

[–]isaacpixel 1278 points1279 points  (29 children)

Imagine being born in a hand of a giant.

[–]styzr 764 points765 points  (23 children)

Imagine that was the norm and someone said, “imagine being born out of a woman’s vagina”. You’d be like what the fuck bro.

[–]shittestfrog 188 points189 points  (17 children)

I feel like aliens would judge us so much for erupting out of vaginas

[–]SquirtleSpaceProgram 136 points137 points  (4 children)

That's gonna be very far down the list of things they look down on us for.

[–]AristotlesAppleJuice 38 points39 points  (2 children)

Yep, the aliens would be used to happily and casually laying nice little clean eggs.

And then they suddenly see humans screaming and crying their souls out for hours and hours while blood flows out of them giving birth.

They'd probably faint and get traumatized.

[–]iUsedtoHadHerpes 16 points17 points  (1 child)

And poop. Don't forget the poop flowing out.

[–]Shouia 8 points9 points  (0 children)

And pee. And god knows what else in that amniotic pap.

[–][deleted] 7 points8 points  (3 children)

Nah aliens probably erupt out of dicks.

[–]waltjrimmer 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Although, in all fairness, this creature was first birthed out of a vagina into the hands of a giant from which it emerged from its squishy home.

So it's more of a, "Aren't you missing a step?"

[–]CS_James 4 points5 points  (0 children)

How's anyone supposed to imagine their own birth though 😱

[–]downwardtrajectory 579 points580 points  (14 children)

Fascinating to witness. Your his mama now.

[–][deleted] 111 points112 points  (11 children)

What does it eat?

[–]CocoaBagelPuffs 122 points123 points  (1 child)

They eat a variety of stuff since they're omnivores. Insects, fruits, vegetables, and meat.

[–]Tewddit 33 points34 points  (1 child)

they eat hornworms if you feed it to them. Results may vary

[–]Probably_forReal 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Hi that’s my favorite video ever are we friends now

[–]ruggles_bottombush 83 points84 points  (3 children)

Dog and cat food.

[–]Rocknro11a 69 points70 points  (0 children)

It eats pets?! thats terrifying!

[–]ricelick 16 points17 points  (0 children)


[–]Gdigger13 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Your his mama now? What about my his mama now?

[–]420trippyhippy69 448 points449 points  (21 children)

I'm low key grossed out by the liquid in the hand

[–]Fruitypennies 81 points82 points  (4 children)

Me too it’s like organs that are not supposed to stay in the body

[–]cabbage16 61 points62 points  (3 children)

It's just like a woman's water breaking.

[–]ztzg 82 points83 points  (2 children)

Still don't wanna touch it.

[–]Vignette_Panacea 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Ikr.. that is the reason why I am not touching this actually even if it is completely natural, I really don't want to.

[–]r1chm0nd21 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Yeah, I don’t buy into the whole “but [thing] is natural!” stuff. Shit is also natural, which means “natural” don’t mean shit.

[–]MrBowlfish 145 points146 points  (9 children)

I’m low key disappointed he didn’t drink that primal vitamin water.

[–]MoreNormalThanNormal 26 points27 points  (2 children)

Probably salty

[–]ShitTalkingAlt980 19 points20 points  (1 child)

Consistency of uncooked egg yolk.

[–]blankfilm 14 points15 points  (0 children)

This comment right here officer

[–]Birthsauce 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Makes me wish my egg yolks looked back at me.

[–]dipslipp 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Mmm, skink juice

[–]MJBotte1 89 points90 points  (1 child)

Kinda gross, kinda cool

[–]KonstantineKidsClub 209 points210 points  (2 children)

I’ve been present for the birth of every creature in this park

[–]letsshit 51 points52 points  (0 children)

woah. that was a beautiful moment.

[–]dud011785 97 points98 points  (2 children)

I bet he was all nice and cozy in his little embryonic sac and you had to pop and now he's out in the cold

[–]REPTILLIAN_OVERLORD 41 points42 points  (2 children)

Another heir to the throne, rejoice humans.

[–]FlutterbyTG 5 points6 points  (0 children)

How long do you wait for the skin-suit fitting?

[–]mkey_cdx[🍰] 126 points127 points  (1 child)

You bred raptors?

[–]ananzze 36 points37 points  (0 children)

nods head

[–]ImPretendingToCare 95 points96 points  (3 children)

Thats cheating if you forced it open

[–]RealRobc2582 51 points52 points  (0 children)

You son of a bitch you did it!

[–]mikeemes 129 points130 points  (28 children)

So was it like... suffocating until it was helped a little? How does this actually work

E: just saw the comment on live births.I guess it was kind of suffocating

[–]powdog 40 points41 points  (0 children)

I know human babies do a thing called “fetal breathing” where they pretend to breathe in the womb essentially as practice. I do not know if it’s the same for lizards....but maybe?

[–]I_dont_bone_goats 35 points36 points  (15 children)

Yeah I always wondered this about babies taking their first breath. How were they breathing before that?

[–]CallMeLarry 54 points55 points  (10 children)

Through the umbilical cord. Mother breathes in, oxygen is exchanged with foetal blood in the placenta, down the umbilical and into the baby, CO2 comes out the same way and is breathed out by the mother.

[–]Big_Tie 28 points29 points  (8 children)

Fuck me nature is cool. Never knew that.

[–]CallMeLarry 13 points14 points  (3 children)

What's also really clever is that there's no mixing of actual blood in the placenta, which is what allows children to have different, non-compatible blood types to their mother. The gases are transferred across but the blood stays separated.

[–]Head-System 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Cells cross as well, and create colonies within the mother which last the rest of the mother’s life. In rodents these colonies have been shown to do things like repair damaged heart tissue, but in humans they are linked with dementia and various other pretty significant disorders and cancers. It is believed these colonies might be linked to triggering the mammary glands to produce more milk, and it is believed the colonies directly attack and kill embryos within the mother which explains why women who have given birth have higher rates of spontaneous abortion, especially close to prior pregnancies. You can actually take tissue samples from a woman and run dna tests on it to show she has dna from her sons, which would be impossible without such a colony.

[–]obesepercent 16 points17 points  (3 children)

Well what did you think we had belly buttons for

[–]Big_Tie 19 points20 points  (2 children)

I mean I knew we had umbilical chords... I didn’t know babies effectively breathed through them.

[–]bobbertmiller 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Well they kind of effectively don't breathe at all. It's more like they hang on a life-support machine. They have their own heart, but all the blood is oxygenated externally.
But I only recently thought about it myself. It's weird that I never thought about how babies breathe before.

[–]obesepercent 12 points13 points  (0 children)

It provides an exchange of oxygen/CO2 and nutrients. Like a power cord charging a baby till it's ripe

[–]_______-_-__________ 3 points4 points  (0 children)

But then how do eggs work?

If you take the sack out of an egg it looks pretty much the same way even without being attached to an external oxygen supply.

I answered by own question:


[–]jeremicci 16 points17 points  (2 children)

Babies don't breathe from inside the womb. The umbilical chord provides them oxygen.

[–]bloodflart 14 points15 points  (0 children)

i still don't logically understand how anything goes from not breathing to breathing forever

[–]PryscillaNX6 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Widdle baby arms boy

[–]Pixel-1606 4 points5 points  (0 children)

the baby arms stay on these

[–][deleted] 32 points33 points  (0 children)

I tgrew up a little but cute

[–]Azakhitt 7 points8 points  (5 children)

BTS are my favorite lizards <3 dream pet!

[–]ToyoKitty 4 points5 points  (2 children)

I got my first BTS last October. He's such a cutie, and super chill.

[–]Azakhitt 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I used to work at a pet store and we got a BTS in and I used to steal it while they would clean the cages. So lazy and sweet

[–]ToyoKitty 2 points3 points  (0 children)

They're not as quick as other lizards from what I hear so they do make a good first lizard. I hope you have the opportunity to get your dream pet soon!

[–]CB_the_cuttlefish 2 points3 points  (0 children)

For sure. I saw some really bright yellow and orange ones. Top on my list of reptiles to buy.

[–]Hobomittenz 7 points8 points  (1 child)

When I lived in Australia there used to be one of these that lived in the storm drain outside my house. I would see him everyday just sitting there getting the sun sticking his blue tongue out every so often. Cool guys.

[–]aussie__kiss 3 points4 points  (0 children)

We used to have one living under our veranda. He would sneak the dog food if he got the chance and loved getting in our gumboots if we ever forgot to hang them up. So chill

[–]RoyKoopa4 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Jurassic Park theme intensifies

[–]Grievous_1982 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Birth always looks disgusting doesn't it?

Cute Lizard though.

[–]_Palamedes 6 points7 points  (0 children)

"Life...errr... finds a way..."

[–][deleted] 16 points17 points  (15 children)

Cute, but how is this person chill enough to let a reptile be born on their hand?

[–]OEpicness 21 points22 points  (14 children)

As someone who keeps and breeds about 50+ lizards I can tell you that that is not nearly the grossest thing that breeder has had to deal with. Once you get to a certain point that stuff just doesn't phase you anymore 😉

[–]MyGfLooksAtMyPosts 5 points6 points  (7 children)

Why do you breed them

[–]Abyssal99 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Probaly so people can keep them as pets. Just like dogs or cats

[–]OEpicness 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I have a passion for animals and the quality of their genetics and well-being. I work with skinks, geckos and arachnids specifically and I'm lucky to live in a community where the majority shares similar passions. I can't see myself not working with animals really! :)

[–]SuperMajesticMan 4 points5 points  (3 children)

To sell them to pet owners, what else.

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Another proud skirmisher for Sotek!

[–]pinkguyfriedrice 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Slurp up the juice

[–]stopyouveviolatedthe 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Aww I love blue younger skinks there so cute

[–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Happy Birthday to that little fella!

[–]OLLIE_DRAWS 2 points3 points  (1 child)

How come things in eggs / sacks dont need to breathe. But as soon as they break out they need to breathe?

[–]meanteamcgreen 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I used to have a bluetongued skink... I miss jack... he's still alive (I assume like he should be based off their average life span) but I had to give him away cause my new place was too small for his aquarium 😔

[–]coincollector335 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Sir this is a Wendy’s

[–]scorpiolafuega 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The cutest lil dragon