Basilisk lizards can walk on water

Fringes of skin on the outer edges of the Central/South American basilisk lizard’s hind toes increase the feet’s surface area, making this impressive trick possible. The lizard slaps its feet down as it runs, creating an upward force and trapping bubbles of air. Its feet also push sideways, helping it to stay upright. Because of this skill they are also known as “Jesus lizards”.