Reptiles loving the heat

As the weather warms up, the reptiles are seen more often. We often have multiple water dragons at the front of the reserve and throughout. They have probably always been there but for the last few years, the land mullets have become more comfortable and at least one is seen regularly.

I don’t see the two species fight but they do appear to keep a distance from each other so I assume they must fight every now and again.

Here is a short video that was taken on a day when I could easily see a few from my balcony…

Land mullet family 19.02.2023

My children noticed a few additions to the land mullets we have seen a lot this year. I was able to get some footage of a young land mullet.

After reading, we found out this is fairly routine for them. The offspring stick with their parents for about 3 months during the first year. My perception of the uncaring reptiles needs to be rethought.

Hopefully I will be able to get some better quality video of them one day.