Pet dragon slays at smartphone game

Beware humans, the animals are slowing taking over. First, cats and iPads. Now, lizards and smartphones. Check out this video of a tech-saavy dragon.

Just your typical bearded dragon playing a game of Ant Crusher. Screenshot by Bonnie Cha/CNET

We already know that cats have a penchant for iPads , but the gadget of choice for lizards? A smartphone loaded with games.

We can thank YouTube user ThatSpecialGuy for this revelation. You see, he posted a video of his pet bearded dragon playing a game of Ant Crusher on his Android device (looks to be an HTC phone), and the scaly yet adorable creature absolutely kills it.

As you'll see in the video below, she zaps those ants with her tongue like a pro and often looks up at her owner--perhaps looking for a little praise for her mad skills. Or maybe she's wondering why she isn't being fed real food.

Bearded dragons are native to the deserts and woodlands of Central Australia but are often kept as pets. The lizards are omnivores, and their typical diet consists of green leaves, vegetables, and various insects, including locusts, silkworms, and roaches. And, of course, virtual ants.

(Via Yahoo)

About the author

Bonnie Cha was a former chief correspondent for CNET Crave, covering every kind of tech toy imaginable (with a special obsession for robots and Star Wars-related stuff). When she's not scoping out stories, you can find her checking out live music or surfing in the chilly waters of Northern California.


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