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This native lizard was enjoying the warmth of 32 degrees along the bushwalk between Spit Bridge and Manly beach, around 9 km walk, maybe one of the best in Sydney.

Eastern Water Dragon Physignathus lesueurii Coming from the Eastern side of Australia this agamid lizard is semi-aquatic and will bask on branches that overhang rivers. If threatened it will drop into the water and may stay under for a while. It will eat some vegetable matter but in the main its diet is made up of insects, frogs and other small vertebrates. Clutches, usually two per season, of up to ten soft-shelled eggs are buried in the ground and left to hatch. Under ideal conditions it takes three to four years for the young to reach sexual maturity. Males grow to about 80 cms long and in the breeding season some display a reddish flush to throat and chest.
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