Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Physignathus lesueurii The Eastern Water Dragon

Pysignathus lesueurii 
The Eastern Water Dragon
If you have a large pond or a creek as part of your garden you might be lucky enough to have one of these friendly reptiles in your garden. They always stand their ground when you come across one, look at you with a fixed eye perhaps deciding whether you are food or foe.They usually grow to about a metre in length and are found along the entire east coast from north Queensland to Victoria near creeks and rivers.Often they sun themselves on a branch hanging over the water and drop into the water when danger threatens.This dragon lays eggs at the end of a tunnel made in the bank of the river.

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