Frilled Dragon

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Frilled Dragon
Chlamydosaurus kingii

Frilled Dragon
Photo by Gail J. Worth.

An agamid species from wet-dry Australian forests, the Frilled Dragon is a mazing to watch if it is startled or feels threatened. A large collar of skin frills suddenly, framing the lizard's head and causing it to appear much larger than it really is. If really provoked, the lizard may raise up on its hind legs and charge. This is an extremely intimidating sight! This frill of skin can extend as much as fourteen inches across. When the frill is at rest, the lizard looks rather unimposing. They should be fed a variety of insects. Limited numbers are now being captive bred.

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