Nine times out of ten, people tend to be afraid of snakes and not lizards. However, in the case of this news anchor from NBC News 5 Texas, it is a leaf-tailed gecko that scares him and not the snake!
The Satanic Leaf-Tailed Gecko, known by its scientific name Uroplatus phantasticus, is not your ordinary lizard in appearance as it does have medieval-like characteristics. In the face of a predator, they can completely flatten their body, open their jaws to show a frightening bright red mouth, and shed their tail at will in order to trick them. With these frightening traits, we're not surprised at the news anchors reaction!