The Lion Lizard also know locally as a Curly
Tailed Lizard is at times mistaken for a juvenile Iguana. The can be quite bold at times. I can remember one
time when one was determined to chase me away from the beach chair I was laying on. I guess he wanted my snacks I
was munching on.
It prefers sunny and loose rocky areas, which
is ideal for a quick escape to it's burrow when startled. It's quite an active lizard. These lizards unlike many
others, will become quite tame. The do accept handouts.
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(Leiocephalus carinatus varius)