This little fellow is commonly known as a Bearded Dragon ,Bearded dragon lizards are native to Australia. They live in rocky and arid regions of the country and are adept climbers. Dragons have large triangular heads and flat bodies with pointed ridges along the sides. They are omnivorous, eating both insects and plants. This guy was found on the road during a hot day, he had been damaged by traffic and was rescued before further damage was done.His eyesight was damaged and he is now blind and requires handfeeding and lots of tender care , they appear scary and swell up when handled , apart from that they are great pets if you are that way inclined .If put back in the wild he will most probably fall victim to larger predators .Australia being an arid country in a lot of areas, it is not uncommon to encounter our wildlife on the roads, particularly Lizards and Goannas as they draw heat from the road.
Hope you enjoy this little blog and introduction to one of our unusual yet endearing animals