Real Dragon Found!

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posted on Feb, 27 2012 @ 09:22 PM
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Evidently, dragons, or flying/gliding lizards are a reality.
Supposedly this was found and photographed in Indonesia.



Tiny Dragon Found!


The photos were taken in Buton, Indonesia, in the Lambusango Forest reserve. As far as I can tell, nobody has identified the exact species of this lizard.


It's a fun find, and a cute little thing.

I can see people queuing up at the pet shop should these little guys ever be bred in captivity.

Very lovely colors in the wing membranes.



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posted on Feb, 27 2012 @ 09:25 PM
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Looks real.

Beautiful indeed. Bet he'll be worth some money.
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posted on Feb, 27 2012 @ 09:25 PM
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oh awesome! i saw this a month i ago i think. Very cool discovery!



posted on Feb, 27 2012 @ 09:26 PM
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Not sure those are wings at all... Lizard have too low metabolism to maintain wings flapping... Those are most probably used when swimming underwater.
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posted on Feb, 27 2012 @ 09:26 PM
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Another species to become imprisoned as a pet for money


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posted on Feb, 27 2012 @ 09:28 PM
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Although it's definitely a pretty find, I'm not sure what there is worth getting excited about. Flying lizards are quite common in southeast Asia.



posted on Feb, 27 2012 @ 09:29 PM
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No flapping but they are wings.




posted on Feb, 27 2012 @ 09:32 PM
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Yes it is real. Actually it does not fly it glides. AND because of deforestation theses species are going extinct so enjoy them while they are still around. Basically what is happening is due to the loss of habitat and the fact that it now spends most of its time on the ground and not in trees it is loosing its gliding membrane.
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posted on Feb, 27 2012 @ 09:33 PM
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Wow!! That is so awesome, doesn't look anything like the one I have tattooed on my arm though...lmao at all the people with dragon tats then someone goes and discovers a real one!!


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posted on Feb, 27 2012 @ 09:35 PM
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Actually it does not fly it glides.

I take extreme exception to that statement. I glide and it sure as hell is flying.

Dats me. Click it.

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posted on Feb, 27 2012 @ 09:36 PM
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How many pterodactyl sightings did that lead to?



posted on Feb, 27 2012 @ 09:37 PM
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You always were good a semantics you know exactly what I mean. Is your post count low for the week?



posted on Feb, 27 2012 @ 09:40 PM
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Nope.
I suppose you would say that the space shuttle didn't fly either.



posted on Feb, 27 2012 @ 09:43 PM
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Originally posted by Phage
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Actually it does not fly it glides.

I take extreme exception to that statement. I glide and it sure as hell is flying.

Dats me. Click it.

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woot! That's awesome.
I use to skydive, and even though it's freefall, and then a glide under canopy after pull, it was still more like flying to me, due the level of apparent control in movement relative to other people in free fall.



posted on Feb, 27 2012 @ 09:43 PM
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It glides with propulsion which is considered flight. Just like this cool little lizard your hand glider is not run on propulsion nor does it flap yes its flight but by definition its gliding. Come on you know better.



posted on Feb, 27 2012 @ 09:44 PM
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This is a picture of you?

Guys quick, run it through the database to get an ID on him!



I'd say you both glide. Flying squirrels use the same technique as these lizards.






posted on Feb, 27 2012 @ 09:48 PM
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The space shuttle had no propulsion after re-entry. Yes it was flying. Yes I am flying when I fly my hang glider. Yes the lizards are flying when they glide from tree to tree.

There is powered flight and there is unpowered flight. They are both flight.



posted on Feb, 27 2012 @ 09:49 PM
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Oh my God, I want one!
That is one beautiful little creature!!!!



posted on Feb, 27 2012 @ 09:49 PM
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If these little guys could catch thermals, and through that gain vertical control, would you then consider it flight?

Condors and vultures do quite a bit of 'gliding', but, it's still considered flight.

Phage has vertical control upwards if he can catch a good thermal, and he can stay aloft for hours under the right conditions if he wanted.

It's flight.
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posted on Feb, 27 2012 @ 09:54 PM
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These catch thermals too but they are still gliders. These lizards glide because it is controlled falling. they can not take off from the ground they must take off from heights. just like a Hand GLIDER.





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