Frilled Neck Lizard
The Frilled Neck Lizard is an amazing reptile and an Australian icon. Total length is between 70 to 90 cm. They have a ‘frill’ around their neck. When threatened, it opens its mouth wide displaying the extended frill, making the lizard appear larger . A successful defensive strategy against predators. The lizard can also run very fast even running upright on its hind legs. They also use camouflage by staying motionless and matching the colour of the surroundings.
” Frill Necks” live in tropical climates being found across the northern part of Australia. They like to bask in the sun like many other reptiles. Breeding females lay about 15 eggs which take 3-4 months to hatch.
|Information sources:||Photo 1 taken at Bogie River by Garlone Moulin; Photo 2 at Cape Hillsborough by|