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BCOIR December 3, 2021 0 Comments

There be dragons!

You’ll be lucky to catch a glimpse of the Eastern Water Dragon who is more often heard than seen. Often the only clue to their presence is a splash as they drop into water from an overhanging branch.
An impressive semi-aquatic lizard found along Gore Creek and in the surrounding nature reserve, it’s one of the oldest groups of Australian reptiles. While many other reptiles have evolved over time the water dragon has barely changed in 20 million years!
Its scientific name is Intellagama lesueurii (meaning “Intelligent lizard”) – a well-deserved name for a creature that has lived such a long time.
Conservation status: Protected.

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