This is Bunyjul, the frill-necked lizard, who features in many of our stories and fables. He hibernates in winter until late September, coming out when the insects are stirred up, just before the rains come. You can see him sitting very still on the side of our roads with his nose in the air, trying to disguise himself as a stick. He's waiting for the insects, and when we see him like this we know that rain is on the way.
You can see how tiny the lizards are when they're babies...and how big they can grow. The big fella Willie spotted on the roadside on the way back from the rock art sites a few weeks ago. One of our customers was really happy to hold him - but only after he'd been reassured that they were friendly!