This is a frilled lizard called Eitheror and he guards an opal mine in Australia. Eitheror can’t make up his mind whether to stay or go, which is how he got his name. However, as he is the guard of the opal mine and he has to stay, despite being indecisive.
This character first appears in (Book 5) – Find out more there.
Frilled lizards are part of the dragon family. They put up what appears to be a leathery, lizard like collar, this lies flat most of the time but rises when they are afraid or threatened in any way.
Film showing a Frilled Lizard running
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Like all frilled lizards Eitheror has a really funny run, they run fast on their hind legs with their mouth open and the collar up to scare predators away making them look larger and more scary! The lizards can grow to over three feet long, most of this being the length of the tail and they can live for up to twenty years. They are afraid of snakes and large birds of prey and also dingo’s, which would eat them given a chance, so they run quickly up a tree to escape when the need arises!