Frilled Lizard

I kind of feel strange posting animals showing their defense mechanisms, because I’m worried about what the animal is feeling when it’s performing them. Still, some are so distinctive and interesting! In this case the animal doesn’t look as intimidating as it does look cute though.

I always thought the Australians were great for getting rid of their one and two cent coins, but I didn’t realize these guys were on the reverse-side of the two cent coin. That must have been the coolest coin ever. Front side: THE QUEEN, back side: SOME FREAKY-COOL LIZARD.

Via wouter!’s Flickr Photostream

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#1 adam on 04.13.08 at 6:14 pm

simply awesome

#2 Mom on 04.14.08 at 12:17 pm

When Kento was just a little guy (3 years old, I think) he wanted to be a Frilled Lizard for Halloween. It was a challenge making that costume! Nevertheless, it was a success and when Emi got big enough she wore it one Halloween as well. I must say (with a mother’s bias, of course) that they were absolutely uglorable!

#3 Kento on 04.14.08 at 2:52 pm


#4 Emi on 04.23.08 at 1:10 am

I didn’t know I was a frilled lizard too…

#5 Mom on 04.23.08 at 12:55 pm

Wow. I’d better dig up some pictures. I can’t believe you guys don’t remember. You were pretty young however.

#6 Emi on 04.23.08 at 10:18 pm

I remember pictures of Kento, but not of me.

#7 sANDY on 11.18.09 at 6:23 am

how did you make frill for the costume please. Im makingone for my daughters school concert