Published: January 19th 2012January 19th 2012
Frilled neck lizard
I was just hanging out on our front lawn, filling up our watering can from the hose, when I noticed this guy keeping a close eye on me!
We've seen loads of different lizards here: water monitors, many different kinds of geckos, goannas, frilled necks, and others I don't know the names of. Yesterday I saw a snake! I was pretty freaked out, it was quite big but unfortunately my photo didn't turn out (and I only took one due to being scared). According to a woman who knows about snakes, it wasn't a poisonous one, although she wasn't sure at first. I had goosebumps for a good hour or so after that.
The lizards stay SO still it is very easy to not even notice them. Now that we've been here a while we are experts at spotting them. The frilled necks are probably my favourites. Usually they are sitting very still under trees and they look like a pile of leaves. It's really cool to see them running around frilling their necks and hissing at birds. They run on two legs and they look very goofy.
The goanna I saw was totally awesome. It was as tall as me! Apparently they can get up to 2 metres long! Gargantuan goannas... Scroll down for more pictures.
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