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Gecko tails rip off along ‘dotted’ line
Gecko tails are held to their bodies via a weak adhesive force, and rip off on fracture lines when the lizards are threatened by predators.

Gecko tails rip off along ‘dotted’ line

Gecko tails are held to their bodies via a weak adhesive force, and rip off on fracture lines when the lizards are threatened by predators.

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  14. toddcamack said: Lizards do this. When I was a kid, a large lizard and a cat were doing battle in our neighborhood. The cat severely wounded the lizard, which got away, leaving its tail - wiggling, as a distraction. I picked it up and used it to harass my sister.
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