When I was a kid down on the border we had a kind of lizard that we loved to find because it would dart around and try to hide from us. It was harmless and we knew that, we called them Leapin’ Lizards. But if you ever caught one, they had a neat trick that was a defense mechanism scientists say. They would throw off their tail. It just flew off the lizard, and it continued to wiggle for a long time without a body. A predator supposedly would jump on this seemingly live part while the actual live body played dead. When the predator jumped on the tail it released the body which suddenly had a chance to escape and took it. Supposedly the tail grew back and the lizard would live to leap another day. Holy guacamole.