The Central netted dragon is a charismatic little lizard which are widespread across the arid zone.
They are often found in some of the absolute worst conditions available and it is there that they thrive. If you get your eye in you can often spot them on the top of rocks or stumps as you drive along the highway.
Reptiles are often thought of as being ‘cold blooded’ but are better described as ectothermic, meaning they rely on their surroundings for their body temperature.
Dragons function best when their internal temperature is at least in the high 30Cs, so a nice, warm, elevated pile of horse poop is a great basking spot for a young dragon. The warmth and the endless supply of flies means this little guy probably didn’t need to go anywhere much!