Monkey Tailed Lizard!

Monkey Tailed Lizard!

(playful music) – Yes, look at that! That is a monkey-tail lizard. Holy cow! I just caught it moving
out of the side of my eye. – [Voiceover] Whoa,
look at its tail! – Holy mackerel,
that is awesome! I have never caught
one of these before. (theme music) Well folks, Breaking Trail
is officially international. And our first location abroad is the beautiful
country of Costa Rica. We found and filmed
many amazing animals. But to kick off the adventures, let’s start with
something unexpected. – [Voiceover] Whoa,
look at his tail! Holy mackerel, that is awesome! I have never caught
one of these before! – [Voiceover] Here let’s
move into the light. Kinda dark. – He’s getting a
little aggravated. – [Voiceover]
Right here is good. – Where right here? – [Voiceover] Yup!
– Okay, is that enough light? – [Voiceover] Yeah, Yeah, great. Wow, look at that tail! – You know who
this reminds me of? – [Voiceover] Oh yeah. – The Cuban Knight Anole. We all remember what
happened in that episode. I took a chomp. And he’s not too keen on biting. Oh, no, yes, he is. Hopefully I don’t
get bit by this guy. Now, this is the
monkey-tail lizard. And they are called
the monkey-tail lizard because look at the
tail on this guy. – [Voiceover] Really
could fit it in the sink. – That thing is probably
almost two-thirds the length of this
lizard’s body. And it’s actually prehensile. And they use this tail
when up in the tree canopy to help themselves
balance on tree limbs. You can see that right there. He’s got his tail
wrapped around my thumb. And that’s what they’ll do, they will use their tail to
actually hang from branches. Watch this, I can
hold him by his tail, he won’t drop his tail. They can hold up the
weight of their body just like that, use their
legs to hold onto tree bark, and lay and wait
for prey to come by. Now, this is an ambush predator. And look at that, look at that, it’s almost like an
upside-down yoga pose. And they will lay and
wait for their prey. Now, this is an
arboreal species. Meaning they live up
in the tree canopy. And they’re feeding on
pretty much anything they can come across, but mainly small
bugs and arachnids. Hey there buddy, how are you? Getting ready for your nap, huh? These are actually
diurnal lizards who are probably catching
him just as he is headed up into the trees for the night. And it appears that
this is a male. Check this out, watch,
let’s look at this dewlap. May I? Thank you sir. (playful music) Just a little dewlap. Not much color on that. As you can see, they are completely matte
green all the way around. This is such a cool lizard. Now they do get quite
a bit bigger than this, and the females actually
grow larger than the males. – [Voiceover] It’s like a whip. – And this is a male, yeah, and they can use
that tail as defense to whip it at a
potential predator. But, as an arboreal species, they don’t come in
contact with predators all that often, unless
of course it is a bird. These will be taken
by hawks, or eagles. But, they are voracious
predators themselves, eating any small invertebrate
that they can find up there in the tree canopy, but occasionally, they will
come down to the ground when big rains move through. And earlier today, we had a
massive storm push its way through the rainforest here, and I imagine that is
what pushed this guy down to the level where I
am able to capture him. Look at the head of that lizard. It resembles the
Cuban Knight Anole, and also kinda looks
like a chameleon. However, this species
is in the Anole family. But, they really kinda
look like iguanas. And you’ll notice, unlike
the Cuban Knight Anole, he does not have
a ridge of spines that runs down the
length of his body. Look at those eyeballs. Let’s take a good look at those. Very similar to the
eyeballs of a chameleon, but what’s interesting is that they can move
independently of one another. Meaning that they can lay
in wait for their prey and just look around
with one single eye. And I can’t do it very good, but let’s see if
we can get him to. Over here, over here. Can’t tell, is his
eye moving at all? – [Voiceover] Yeah it is. – Look at that. Well, how cool is that? Getting to monkey around
with the monkey-tail lizard. I’m Coyote Peterson, be brave. Stay wild. We’ll see you on
the next adventure. There he goes. (playful music) If you thought this
lizard was cool, make sure to go back
and check out the time I was chomped by the
Cuban Knight Anole. And don’t forget, subscribe to join me and
the crew on this season of Breaking Trail. Look at you. You are all tail buddy. Look at that. And now he’s up on my hat. They have incredible balance. Oh boy, I am looking
right at his butt. Hopefully he doesn’t
poop in my face. (nature sounds)

Randy Schultz

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100 thoughts on “Monkey Tailed Lizard!

  1. TrevorAmovies says:

    Lol 0:02

  2. peace is zen says:

    Coyote deserves a Netflix original show

  3. I can't think of a good YouTube name plz help says:

    His head looks like the carcharadontasaurus dinosaur

  4. Brian Bonney says:

    Why are the females bigger then the males

  5. Ethan Greenaway says:

    Are you making a nother video

  6. Ethan Greenaway says:

    Can you respond

  7. Ethan Greenaway says:

    You are my favourite YouTuber

  8. Funtime Cleo says:

    holy cow holy makeral how many more holy animals

  9. Iyana Vee says:

    i cant believe how chill this thing was , usually he gets biten

  10. Megan Bumstead says:

    I've literally been binge watching this channel and I have yet to find an episode I didn't like

  11. Symphonic Cunt says:

    what kind of dog is this

  12. The Shire Slickem's gaming says:

    Do a bearded Dragon video please

  13. Trendy Reality says:

    Who got The drivetime car sales commercial ? ? i was dead asf

  14. Madeline Goldberg says:

    You are cool

  15. SAMMIsLIFE says:

    aww hes so cute

  16. Snuggles Fluffball says:

    Hey brave wilderness if you ever read this comment I just wanted to say you are so inspirational I want to be like you one day

  17. Robin Urioste says:

    video iguana please/

  18. TheBoomZ No.18 says:

    0.04 lol mark was like "WOAH!!!"

  19. Xavier Evans says:

    do one with hippos

  20. ne0n s0wl says:

    Sometimes i feel like, most of the animals are like "Oh, an interview again, let's get this over with"

  21. Yuri says:

    cayote good catch not like a good catch ledgendary catch

  22. Xiangli Li says:

    how can you tell that animals are males or females?

  23. Brian C says:

    go catch a komodo dragon or a lion or a rhino!

  24. GamingJr's World says:

    Why did you say it is a lizard cause it is an anole

  25. hakim choudhury says:

    Little fact, if this video gets above 1 million views then all of this channels videos will have above 1 mil views 🙂

  26. Katlyn Villanueva says:

    Wow Can i Join with your Adventure and your Crew? please please

  27. Chelsea T says:

    That has a very long t tail????

  28. INFINITE LOOP says:

    Can you find a leaf tailed gecko

  29. Shamira Qureshi says:

    :10 in and he is sounds so sarcastic

  30. Shamira Qureshi says:

    I mean :13 hesounds sarcastic

  31. Eaderjay says:

    it looks like a Chameleon

  32. Set Flores says:

    Coyote Peterson what is the difference between lizards,anoles and geckos anybody have the same question?????

  33. Tato De León says:


  34. Penelope Welshons says:

    Do you have a pet

  35. Hermit Krabz says:

    Gosh it looks like a chameleon

  36. Heather Lunsford says:

    Coyote you are crazy

  37. TheFreeeemind says:

    Monkey lizard: "!! You creeping me out…!"

  38. Jesus Matias says:

    Awesome job guys!! KEEP It UP!! Oh yeah TWO THUMBS UP!!!!

  39. BLM_ Cheese says:

    3:05 look at it's eye

  40. grace steffen says:

    That's a long tail. Actually, longer than Jake Paul's Disney career!

  41. Widow Tracer says:

    Infinity sign at 1:54

  42. mariah Galindo says:

    Hi my name is marcus i always wanted to be adventure in but i am at children's hospital can i get some of the stuff that you af in your back pack

  43. Ultimate Llama2004 says:

    Holy mackerel

  44. Jared Tintle says:

    that is a crazy long tail

  45. THE HOLY NÜT says:

    There eyes look like a chameleons

  46. woweixiaomiandui says:

    I remember that adrenaline rush from catching a reptile. The butterflies in the stomach from noticing something running from the side of your eye and then lunging for it. I do miss it, haven't had time for that for a couple of years. Hopefully I'll get out in nature soon again.
    Ps such a great series. Keep up the great work

  47. zack thekiller says:

    That is a very cool lizard

  48. sansyt undertale says:

    Coyote can you please send me a little video

  49. michael venswencey says:

    Is it possible for it to lose its tail?

  50. Isabella Peut says:

    can u do a vid on the differences of a jackal and a coyote if u agree please like

  51. Bumblebee Sir says:

    I love prehensile tails!

  52. SuperSweetness1986 says:

    He is extraordinary with animals. Look how he was able to calm this lizard. Wowwwwwwww

  53. NikonChic 954 says:

    So chilled lol!

  54. Horselover638 says:

    Did the lizard poo on him

  55. Natasha Caudill says:

    coyote was just walking down until he just turned and caught the lizard and had an heart attack lol.

  56. Natalie Emerson says:

    I like how he played pathetic song when he pulled the monkey tailed anoles Pennie throught

  57. Function: Leia says:

    I like his "holy mackerel"

  58. quality bleach says:

    Think it's compensating for something

  59. Derek Knight says:

    What a tail on that thing!

  60. Mugiwara Luffy says:

    too rough ????

  61. Horse Lover101 says:

    It’s my birthday today


    Coyote: “Oohhh just a little dewlap”
    Anole: single tear rolls down cheek

  63. Withly says:

    Brave Wilderness: Disney Editions

  64. Sara Garner says:

    Stay wild ?

  65. Jennifer Simpson says:


  66. Sage Exotics says:

    This makes me want to go herping again

  67. Syed Tayyab Noor says:

    Hey coyote can you make a video about the deference between a lizard, chameleon, and iguana

  68. Vicious 69 says:

    0:02 Insane Reaction

  69. Zoe Creates says:


  70. Izuku Midoriya says:

    I love how he caught it, then like 5 seconds later he realised how amazing it was

  71. Jason Webb says:

    He is so cool. He's not scared of Coyote holding him and was just chilling not trying to run away.

  72. sophie vega says:

    please do an episode on the potato bug (jerusalem cricket)!

  73. Googmunsta69 says:

    Holy MAKREL!

  74. Guzman Edgar says:

    0:14 coyote catches a new Pokemon

  75. Austin Kucharski says:

    I have a male green anole named Indy! ?

  76. maya summers says:

    Coyote walking through a forest and seeing a very interesting animal then lunging at it excitedly, reminds me of a kid in a candy store.

  77. Juan Castro says:

    1:45 what hapened to your arm?

  78. Vicky K says:

    When I was 8 I went to Florida and I tried to catch an anole with a net and I cut off its head and I cried so bad and then I buried it ?

  79. Titan Eren says:

    Monkey Tailed Yoga Lizard

  80. Diem Bommarito says:

    That reminds me of a green anole

  81. Frootboi says:

    dam, the quality of the video goes up to 4k

  82. Diem Bommarito says:

    Its Sooooooooooooooo… cute oml adorable

  83. Olivia Lim says:

    Just walking walking stop…………….LIZARD

  84. Diem Bommarito says:

    still... SOOOO CUTE SOooOOoooooO CUtE

  85. Diem Bommarito says:


  86. Police Marksmen says:

    I wanted to see him get bit

  87. Laurel says:

    You should give that to Brian Barczyk

  88. •Misty• says:

    I’ve caught one of those before in Costa Rica at first I thought it was an iguana ???

  89. SpikyTuber says:

    This is my dream lizard!

  90. 434444334 says:

    handsome lizard

  91. Piyada Thiamthat says:

    Amazing it’s so cute ???

  92. Kenard Alverson says:

    That tail thoe

  93. Large Knives says:

    That lizard is like "Hey man, enough with the doolap comments, he's a grower not a show-er."

  94. *Good Vibes* says:

    That’s some weird spaghetti

  95. Anne Foley says:

    ahhh so pretty, I want one … how much to start my own zoo/conservation preserve with these lizards?

  96. Wendy Bercande says:

    What a long tail

  97. Omega 1 says:

    2:26 to 2:38

    The music in the background sounds like that it was invented by Walt Disney

  98. Alex Turcios says:

    What a nice and calm lizard.

  99. Nicholasvlogclips Fazbear says:

    Walks* sees lizard


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