From Lofty: A couple of pictures of a “Sleepy Lizard” or Shingleback, found on a street near the railway line. It needed a gentle lift with a stick to get itself up the concrete kerb to get back into the bushes. Click for full size!
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Marcus Ranum says
You can tell that they evolved to sprint up great bursts of speed. Or maybe not.
Once upon a time, it is said, Finnish children made toy farm animals by sticking four sticks as “legs” on a spruce cone. If the end result actually represented any animal in any artistically meaningful sense, this would be it.
The pushmi pullyu of the lizard world.
Ice Swimmer says
I wonder if this one has had to drop the tail once?
I don’t think these lizards drop their tails, its their fat storage.
Can they float?
I don’t see how they can walk.
They scuttle, quite adroitly. Their tummies are as slippery as silken sheets. Predators can’t stop laughing so Lizzie gets away.