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As you say, I doubt it would be learned behaviour (although it cannot be ruled out).I suspect all that happened is that some time, purely by accident, a lizard was born with an instinct to walk that way - that lizard survived, and had offspring that walked that way. Those offspring survived better then their cousins who did not walk that way, and eventually most of the lizards ended up walking that way, because if they didn't, they died.
Hey KarenI'm afraid David never answered all of those questions. What I can say is that this particular type of walk is only done by the youngsters.....As they grow bigger, their gait becomes the way the adults walk, as does the colouration.I am accepting it as a natural instinct....hence the question what kind of circumstances would have led to such a thing.......If it learned then how could a baby lizard learn such a thing so quickly ?...no...it must be an evolutionary tactic because of the colouration !!
THANKS GEORGE.....the thing is.....this behaviour is only seen in the juveniles....as they grow...they lose their similar colouration to the beetle and there gait becomes " normal"