The Good Mother Lizard

One of the nests Jack Horner examined contained the remains of 15 one meter long juveniles, 11 inside the nest and 4 outside but nearby. The fact that at least a few had ventured outside the nest suggest that at this size the young were probably ready to leave it altogether. The parents were most likely killed while away searching for food and the young were evidently so tightly bonded to their nest that they chose to starve to death rather than to leave the nest to forage on their own.