Frilled-neck Lizard

Spotted this 20 cm (8 inch) Frilled-neck lizard on a morning walk around my suburb of Lyons and Oakey Hill Nature Reserve in Canberra, Australia’s Capital Territory. Canberra is known to Aussies as the ‘bush capital’.

The frilling of the neck and the open mouth stance is a defensive mechanism to scare potential predators.  I left the little fella in peace. 😊

4 thoughts on “Frilled-neck Lizard

  1. I love that lower photo with the flared neck! This reminds me a lot of the Texas Horned Toad (Lizard) that I grew up with here in Oklahoma. I’ve only seen one however in about the last 25 years and that was about 6 years ago at my Mother-in-law’s in Texas. Pesticides have killed off almost all of them in this part of the United States. Here’s a link to the “Horny Toad” of my youth:

    Have a great Sunday!

    73 de Gary, WB5ULK

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