“While taking a peaceful stroll along a forest trail, I was suddenly startled by a ghostly pale creature clinging to a tree (above).
“Upon closer inspection, I realised that it was a male Black-bearded Flying Dragon (Draco melanopogon) which was in the process of shedding its old skin (above, below).
“At times, the lizard would take a bite of the skin flake and ingest it, recycling precious proteins (below).
“I have also witnessed similar recycling behaviour in humans who habitually nibble on their fingernails.”
Dr. Leong Tzi Ming
25th January 2017