These lizards are tattooed, and run down their prey on their powerful hind legs. They have long curved claws, which they use to rip their prey apart.
A Game of Thrones
- Syrio Forel to Arya Stark
Hear me. The ships of Braavos sail as far as the winds blow, to lands strange and wonderful, and when they return, their captains fetch queer animals to the Sealord's menagerie. Such animals as you have never seen, striped horses, great spotted things with necks as long as stilts, hairy mouse-pigs as big as cows, stinging manticores, tigers that carry their cubs in a pouch, terrible walking lizards with scythes for claws. Syrio Forel has seen these things.