Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The Harmless Thorny Devil

Thorny Devil (Moloch horridus)
The Thorny Devil is a harmless little lizard that will consume between 600-3,000 black ants in a day!  Its camouflaged body of dark desert shades helps this little reptile keep warm during cooler times.  Conical spheres emerging from every inch of the body, and a "false-head" on the back of the neck helps ward off potential predators.  Making a habitat of arid scrub and desert throughout Central Australia, its distribution largely depends on the sandy loam soils in Western Australia. 

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