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Hungry lizard jumps on the man’s shoulder and eats flies around his head in the Australian outback

Do you want to fly with that? For a very Australian moment, a hungry lizard jumps on a man’s shoulder and eats the insects buzzing around his head

  • The remarkable images were taken deep in Kings Canyon in the Northern Territory
  • The thin lizard bit on flies around the man’s arm and head for ten minutes
  • “This doesn’t happen every day,” he said. “Look at him go!”
  • Lizards are the most diverse group of reptiles in Australia with 617 species

A lizard has been caught crawling a man’s arm to eat flies swarming around his head in the Australian outback.

Made deep in Kings Canyon in the Northern Territory, the statues show a thin lizard climbing a hiker’s arm to feast on the pesky insects.

“Now you wouldn’t believe it if I told you, but this lizard, a wild lizard, has just jumped on me and is starting to pluck flies from my shoulder,” says the man in the video.

A lizard has been caught climbing a walker's arm (pictured) to eat flies buzzing around its head

A lizard has been caught climbing a walker’s arm (pictured) to eat flies buzzing around its head

“It’s the funniest thing I’ve ever seen in my life.

“This does not happen every day. Look at him go! ‘

The lizard crawled up and down the man’s arm while he was eating flies, while another lizard crawled out of the bushes to take a look.

For ten minutes, the lizard hunted flies over the man’s shoulder before scrambling for more.

The lizard crawled up on the hiker's arm and on his head (photo) to get more flies in Kings Canyon in the Northern Territory

The lizard crawled up on the hiker's arm and on his head (photo) to get more flies in Kings Canyon in the Northern Territory

The lizard crawled up on the hiker’s arm and on his head (photo) to get more flies in Kings Canyon in the Northern Territory

“This is a wild lizard we’re talking about here,” said the man in the images. “These are really unreal things, like you never see anything like it.

“Only in Kings Canyon, I guess.”

There are 617 species of lizards in Australia, making them the most diverse group of reptiles in the country.

Lizards are the most diverse group of reptiles in Australia, with 617 species

Lizards are the most diverse group of reptiles in Australia, with 617 species

Lizards are the most diverse group of reptiles in Australia, with 617 species

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