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A Moloch Celebration WL4542

The thorny devil, also known commonly as the mountain devil, thorny lizard, thorny dragon, and moloch is a small, slow-moving, and quite gentle ant-eating reptile. They have an extraordinary natural history and each time I encounter one in the desert, my heart skips a beat. Their form, texture and body patterns create unrivalled camouflage and their genetic name, Moloch, goes back to 500BC into Babylonian times. Like many Australian reptiles, they are endemic.
Thorny Dragon, wandering the dunes of Kata Tjuta, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory.
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The thorny devil, also known commonly as the mountain devil, thorny lizard, thorny dragon, and moloch is a small, slow-moving, and quite gentle ant-eating reptile. They have an extraordinary natural history and each time I encounter one in the desert, my heart skips a beat. Their form, texture and body patterns create unrivalled camouflage and their genetic name, Moloch, goes back to 500BC into Babylonian times. Like many Australian reptiles, they are endemic.<br />
Thorny Dragon, wandering the dunes of Kata Tjuta, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory.