Bearded Dragon ~ Pogona babata
This yellow-brown dragon grows to approx. 50cm with a distinctive loose flap of skin that becomes erect when startled or threatened. Also the dragon opens its mouth showing a bright yellow interior to help scare off the intruder. This lizard is common in the area and can be distinguished by the ‘beard’ or loose skin around the neck.
It inhabits dry woodland spending much of its time basking on logs or dead branches which makes it almost invisible to passers by with its colourings matching those of dead wood.
This lizard is often confused with the Frilled-Neck Lizard due to its loose flap of skin around the neck however the Frilled-Neck Lizard inhabits Northern Australia in much hotter, drier habitats and are not found in this region.