The bicycle lizard or frilled lizard (Chlamydosaurus kingii) has a unique method it uses to escape from predators. The lizard opens its mouth wide and flares out its frills when it is frightened. This can startle a predator long enough for the lizard to make it to a tree and escape. The lizard runs upright during the escape.
Nina Sen is a frequent contributor to Live Science’s Life’s Little Mysteries series: an exploration and explanation of our world’s phenomena, both natural and man-made. She also writes astronomy photo stories for Live Science's sister site Space.com.