It must be handy having a bird that learned to talk. They could tell you when they're hungry or give you cool flying tips. One family took in a stray starling, and it eventually learned how to speak! They also let the bird fly freely around the house. Now, if only they can teach the bird to bring them a beer too.
Next, your eyes don't deceive you. That's not tree bark, it's a leaf-tailed gecko captured on camera by wildlife photographer Thomas Marent. He says that because of the gecko's dermal flaps, they do more than just take on the color of their surroundings, they take on the shape and texture as well.