AUSTRALIANS ??? What is this?

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    Jul 14, 2013 2:59 AM GMT
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    This is a thorny dragon, an Australian lizard that grows up to about 20 cm in length.
    The thorny spikes that cover its body are thought to be a defence mechanism against predators, although they may also lend a hand in camouflage.
    It has another fairly unique defence mechanism - some species of thorny dragons have a vein near their eyes which they are able to intentionally burst when they feel threatened. This is shot at predators as a projectile.

    REALLY?!
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    Jul 14, 2013 3:00 AM GMT
    Australia: A country that is full of creatures that can kill you.

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    Jul 14, 2013 3:05 AM GMT
    icon_eek.gif Jeeeeeesh!
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    Jul 14, 2013 3:10 AM GMT
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  • galant506

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    Jul 14, 2013 3:13 AM GMT
    We normally call them Thorny Devils.
  • mybud

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    Jul 14, 2013 6:25 AM GMT
    StephenOABC said248325_594467883907560_151774714_n.jpg

    This is a thorny dragon, an Australian lizard that grows up to about 20 cm in length.
    The thorny spikes that cover its body are thought to be a defence mechanism against predators, although they may also lend a hand in camouflage.
    It has another fairly unique defence mechanism - some species of thorny dragons have a vein near their eyes which they are able to intentionally burst when they feel threatened. This is shot at predators as a projectile.

    REALLY?!
    It's a Hemorrhoid Lizard...
  • HottJoe

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    Jul 14, 2013 6:27 AM GMT
    It looks like it's from Mario Brothers.icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 14, 2013 6:27 AM GMT
    galant506 saidWe normally call them Thorny Devils.


    +1 they arent that dangerous, on an Australian scale.. Plus they live in the desert so not common in populated areas
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    Jul 14, 2013 6:37 AM GMT
    I want to hug the pointy thing.
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    Jul 14, 2013 6:45 AM GMT
    I had one as a pet when I was 8, then I had to give it to my neighbor friend because my mum hated lizards icon_sad.gif pooor Oscar
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    Jul 14, 2013 7:24 AM GMT
    One of the most bizarre lizards there are. Reminds me on a Mondays with hangover. icon_exclaim.gif
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    Jul 14, 2013 7:38 AM GMT
    Fascinating, watched them only in documentaries...never seen in real.
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    Jul 14, 2013 11:55 AM GMT
    Thorny dragons have the best nickname - horny devils icon_lol.gif

    They also shot blood from their eyes, wicked cool to see
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    Jul 14, 2013 11:59 AM GMT
    This is why Australia is awesome icon_razz.gif
  • BillandChuck

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    Jul 14, 2013 12:02 PM GMT
    Matiz saidI want to hug the pointy thing.

    Are you still talking about the thorny dragon? icon_wink.gif
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    Jul 14, 2013 12:16 PM GMT
    StephenOABC saidfunny-alpaca-face-i2.jpg


    the eighties were a blur.
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    Jul 14, 2013 4:01 PM GMT
    xrichx saidAustralia: A country that is full of creatures that can kill you.

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    You have yours , we have ours ....lol...
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    Jul 14, 2013 4:03 PM GMT
    hottieaussie saidThis is why Australia is awesome icon_razz.gif


    I bloody concur with you mate !!
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    Jul 18, 2013 10:46 PM GMT
    StephenOABC said248325_594467883907560_151774714_n.jpg

    This is a thorny dragon, an Australian lizard that grows up to about 20 cm in length.
    The thorny spikes that cover its body are thought to be a defence mechanism against predators, although they may also lend a hand in camouflage.
    It has another fairly unique defence mechanism - some species of thorny dragons have a vein near their eyes which they are able to intentionally burst when they feel threatened. This is shot at predators as a projectile.

    REALLY?!


    We kept these as pets when kids

    They are wonderful little creatures...

    Australia- a land for men not wimps
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    Jul 18, 2013 10:49 PM GMT
    Tony Abbott. He's a conservative hoping to be the next Prime Minister.
  • Montague

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    Jul 28, 2013 4:35 AM GMT
    xrichx saidAustralia: A country that is full of creatures that can kill you.

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    we have more icon_wink.gif