Shingleback (Sleepy) Lizard
The Shingleback has a heavily armoured body and a wide, stumpy tail that resembles its head. It is not very agile so its prey is mostly slow-moving, and it also consumes a wide variety of plants. When threatened, a Shingleback will open its mouth wide and stick out its broad blue tongue which contrasts vividly with its pink mouth. As it does not produce its own body heat, it can often be seen basking in the sun. During cold weather it remains inactive, buried deep in its shelter, drawing upon fat reserves which are stored in its tail.