Just off the side of one track is a small area which looks bare, apart from some leaf litter and a Jacky Dragon!

I’ve photographed Jacky Dragons before, but each time they have been in our garden or in the house (courtesy of a cat, even with the cat netting), so it was lovely to see one in the bushland up the back, just minding its own business. I very nearly stood on this one because the Jacky Dragon defense mechanism is to remain where they are and freeze, hoping no-one will see them.   Luckily for this little one, I did see it.

One of the Jacky Dragon’s back legs seems to be damaged. In each photo it is straight and dragging behind. So I guess standing still doesn’t always work.