These lizards are diurnal and semi-arboreal and can be found perched on exposed places such as tree branches and logs. When agitated or threatened, display their beard and gape. The males are very territorial and only allow females and juveniles into their territory. They feed on invertebrates such as crickets and worms, also mice and other small reptiles. Image of lizard on fencepost at refuge.
Juvenile lizard photographed on Sportsman Creek today. These lizards have long powerful limbs for climbing and can grow to over 1metre in length and weigh 1kg. Water Dragons are extremely shy in the wild. They can swim totally submerged and rest on the bottom of creeks for 90 minutes to avoid detection. A large population live along the creek all year , basking on overhanging limbs.
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Image is of an adult snake of 1.2 metres. Generally considered harmless, however care should be taken not to confuse it with the venomous Brown Snake. This specimen was photographed early in the morning after feasting on frogs flushed after a heavy rain event.