Given all the basilisk discussion during the day, I had dreamed of our roof dweller dropping from the foam ceiling panels onto the bed! Fortunately as I lay awake pondering the best course of action in the event the basilisk did land on me, I finally heard it's feet. My relief was huge!
Much later in the morning, when all were awake and breakfasted, Nick poked the ceiling more enthusiastically - and a juvenile sand goanna fell out! He was probably about 40cm long including his tail.
All were much happier knowing the would-be basilisk was not a huge mulga snake!!