Burglar Lizard

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Burglar Lizard - "Sebastian Romu" © 2019

About

Common Names
Burglar Lizard
Classification
Reptile

These omnivorous pests are named for their habit of stealing shiny things and carrying them back to their nests.

Description

Size
<0.25 kg (<0.5 pounds), <25 centimetres (<10 inches) length
Appearance
Scaled low profiled lizards, with four roughly equal length limbs, a longer pair of hind limbs, and tails making approximately 40% of their total body length. Small frill of spikes arrayed horizontally across the base of their skull protecting the neck, with heavier plate-like scales along the back.
Sexual Dimorphism
No obvious differences between the sexes.
Variance
Minor differences in colouration and patterning between subspecies.

Ecology

Habitat
Sub-Tropical to Temperate Forests, Scrub, Savanna. Sometimes found in urban environments.
Diet
Omnivorous, eating a variety of green plants, fruit, and small insects or other animals.

Behaviour

Social Grouping
Solitary or small groups numbering up to a dozen individuals living in a communal den.
Temperament
Cautiously curious, will approach non-threatening animals.
Intelligence
Clever animal.
Reproduction
Females will lay clutches of up to a dozen eggs in their dens. Brooding them until hatching. Young remain in the colony unless the population pressure outstrips available food.
Gathering
These lizards are named for their behaviour of collecting small shiny objects. The small piles of coins, glass, metallic scraps, and other trinkets found in their dens is perhaps the source of the myth that dragons hoard gold and other wealth.

Sub-Species

Domestication

General
None; Considered pests in urban environments.
Resources
Meat. Minor treasure if den located and raided.

Stories

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