Q: What’s it like being a lizard dog?
A: The best job in the world, I get to run around and search for lizards in beautiful places like the Denniston Plateau. I even get free helicopter rides!
Q: What’s so special about the Denniston Plateau?
A: It has the best smells in the world – you wouldn’t believe what’s hidden away up there! Carnivorous snails, velvet worms, fern birds … things are totally new to science. Unfortunately my human boss is only interested in lizards, but I still get to smell all sorts of other cool stuff.
Q: Why are geckos so hard to find?
A: There are heaps more geckos out there than humans know about! They are hard to find because geckos have excellent camouflage and like to hide themselves away hidey holes, so they’re not eaten by predators. This fools the humans, but not my nose with its 220 million smell cells (a dog sense of smell is a thousand times better than a human’s).