2011-12-30

New neighbour

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by Neil Godfrey

Here’s a new neighbour I met earlier this week while out for a walk. He likes to impress, but won’t let anyone get too close to him, though.

 

 

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  • ROO BOOKAROO
    2011-12-30 13:06:15 GMT+0000 - 13:06 | Permalink

    You could at least give us the name of this intriguing ‘new neighbor”.
    He looks like the impersonation of the hard-core apologist angry for not being able to crack your arguments.
    No doubt, medieval Catholics would have immediately spotted a demon in disguise.
    Australia seems a place where faith alone is not enough to be protected against all hazards and natural demons.

  • 2011-12-31 05:05:32 GMT+0000 - 05:05 | Permalink

    I’ve never been quick enough to capture this or related lizards (little “dragon” lizards without the frill-neck) running on their hind legs but a National Geographic team has:

    [youtube=”http://www.youtube.com/v/XAo09yYOpCU&hl=en_US&feature=player_embedded&version=3″]

    Why? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/australiaandthepacific/australia/2126557/Evolutionary-fault-makes-dragon-lizards-run-on-two-legs.html and http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/80beats/2008/06/16/australian-lizards-can-pop-wheelies/

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