Although we rescue many (eastern)blue-tongue lizards from the roads near home, we weren't expecting to see one while on holiday.
And we didn't, really - cos Vaughan's catch is actually a Centralian Blue-tongue. They are very similar in appearance though the central species has orange-brown bands. Usually we see bearded dragons and the occasional shingleback on the roads around Yowah, so we were quite chuffed to spot this fellow - and his "tunk"!
When Vaughan much younger, he was very fond of instructing us to show him our "tunks"!
After taking some photos the lizard was released on the side of the road (in the direction it had been heading) and we drove onward.