Thursday, December 7, 2006

Gippsland Water Dragon

Eastern Gippsland Water Dragon, Tidbinbilla Nature Preserve, east of Canberra, October, 2006. If you're in the area, go. Very much worth it. Saw a Red-Bellied Black Snake there. Venomous. Beautiful.

The only thing I don't understand is that stripe that goes up to its ear. Took a lot of photos of the many dragons we saw, but they all had the stripe going right up to the eye, which is one of their distinguishing features. This one only went to the ear. May be a different species. Or just a freak.

Well, dang, I just found out. It's a Gippsland Water Dragon, not an Eastern. Google wins again. Here's a good shot of the Gippsland, and info.

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