A Thorny Devil (Moloch horridus) almost done crossing the road near Yulara, Northern Territory, Australia
Thorny Devils can be quite common where they live, but their excellent camouflage and slow movement makes them very difficult to find. They are most often seen crossing roads, like this one was.
The thorny dragon or thorny devil is an Australian lizard, also known as the mountain devil, the thorny lizard, or the moloch. This is the sole species of genus ''Moloch''.
The thorny devil grows up to 20 cm in length, and it can live up to 20 years. Most of these lizards are coloured in camouflaging shades of desert browns and tans. These colours change from pale colours during warm weather and to darker colours during cold weather. These animals are covered entirely with conical spines.. more