Australian water dragon – the largest dragon lizard

Australian water dragon – the largest dragon lizard

The Australian water dragon is the largest dragon lizard native to easter Australia. It is not as big as the Yellow Spotted Monitor, but it has an interesting, confronting look. It is very easy to be spotted in parks around Sydney or Brisbane. Interestingly, they are not scared of humans and are easy to tame….

Yellow Spotted Monitor – big laying eggs lizard

Yellow Spotted Monitor – big laying eggs lizard

Many times during our trips we spot goannas basking on the rocks or crossing the roads. They are also called monitor lizards or varanids. There are 28 species of goannas in Australia. Yellow Spotted Monitor Appearance Yellow spotted monitor is dark brown, heavily built and can grow up to 1.4 meters. Its distinctive feature is…

Northern Dwarf Tree Frog – a little beauty

Northern Dwarf Tree Frog – a little beauty

This tiny frog grows up to 3 cm, and it’s very hard to spot it. I had to look under the pandanus leaves to discover one!  Northern Dwarf Tree Frog is typically found in wet areas of northern Australia. Interestingly, juveniles are brown and more green colour appears as they grow bigger. Where spotted:  Lorella…

Infamous Australian Saltwater Crocodile (Saltie)

Infamous Australian Saltwater Crocodile (Saltie)

Saltwater crocodiles, also known as ‘salties’ or estuarine crocodiles, are the world’s largest living reptiles. Saltwater crocodiles, which can grow up to 7 meters are common in northern Australia.  Female crocodiles are significantly smaller than males and on the average reach around 3 meters. Salties are ‘living fossils’ because they didn’t change for 100 million…