Frilled Lizard Attack and Running Away


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 frightened this lizard stands on its hind legs and ruffles out its colourful scaly red and yellow frill like an open umbrella. Sometimes it may also run on its hind legs towards its attacker hissing loudly trying to intimidate them. If this display of false bravery doesn't scare its attacker away, it usually turns tail and runs away at great speed, not stopping or looking back until it reaches safety.


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