Separated at birth? African lizard and Spiderman

Ruth Doherty

This is one lizard whose Spidey sense are definitely tingling...

A keen photographer was left stunned after stumbling across the animal with a striking similarity to Spiderman.

The bizarre bright red and blue colourings make it look like the lizard is wearing the superhero suit.

And he is even crawling around on a rock in the same crouched position the comic book favourite is famous for.

The lizard is a Mwanza Flat Headed Agama, which are native to Africa and live in groups with one dominant male who is usually the most colourful.

The colourful creature was captured on camera by photographer Cassio Lopes on a trip to the Masai Mara National Park in Kenya with his wife Alessandra.

Rich Nunn from Nostalgia and Comics in Birmingham said the resemblance was uncanny.

According to Caters, he said: "This is the only animal I have ever seen with colouring so unbelievably similar. It's especially like Spiderman in the chest, arms and legs.

"His colourings are extremely bright making him look like he's dressed in a suit - crawling around on the rock."

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