Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Australian Eastern Water Dragon

I saw a dragon on Monday. Well, an Australian Eastern Water Dragon (Physignathus Iesueurii Iesueurii) to be exact. My wife and I were visiting a local plant nursery and noticed him lying in the shade under a table. I know he's a he because the males have the reddish-colouring in the throat region. He was almost 60cm (about 2 feet) in length from head to tail. He must have recently been going through the process of shedding his skin because you can see old patches of skin remaining on his back and tail regions.

You can click on the image for a closer view

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