top of page

Vancouver Island Bipedal Lizards

On Vancouver Island, off the coast of British Columbia, large bipedal lizards have been reported. The first sighting occurred in the 1920’s when a railroad worker was blasting and came across a nest of lizards that ran on their hind legs at a height of about 12 inches. They destroyed the nest, and the animals weren’t seen again. In 1968, a carcass matching the descriptions of other sightings, was found in a cemetery. It was described as being black with a blue stomach. In 1970 a logging crew in Texada Island, between Vancouver Island and the mainland, encountered the lizards and were so startled that they ran away in fear.

bottom of page