The Burton's Snake Lizard has the misfortune for being mistaken for a brown snake. It is however, instantly recognizable due to it's pointed wedge-shaped snout, that is different to any other Australian reptile. This beautiful creature lives beneath rocks, logs or low vegetation, mainly in bushland and it's diet consists solely of lizards.
Brendon's Mum and Step-Dad saw a Burton's Snake Lizard here many years ago when they were staying in their caravan in the shed, when it slithered into the shed late one afternoon. They took photos of it and until now, the only other one I have come across is a dead one on our road which was a short time after the first sighting.
The best days are when we see something new here.
J & B
|Burton's Snake Lizard (Lialis burtonis) at Jarowair 27th September 2014|
|Burtons Snake Lizard (Lialis burtonis) 27/09/14|