Frilled Lizard Attack

The Frilled Lizard, also known as the Frilled Dragon and Frilled-Neck Lizard, is called by these names because of a ruff of skin which it keeps folded behind its head.

When threatened, this lizard stands on its hind legs, opens its mouth wide, and ruffles out its colourful scaly red and yellow frill like an open umbrella. This display is meant to intimidate. If this fails, the lizard may run on its hind legs towards its attacker hissing loudly in an attempt to scare them away.

What is a Frilled Lizard?