We all remember that iconic scene from “Jurassic Park” when the villain is trying to escape from the island with his stolen dinosaur DNA. He gets turned around, crashes his car, and then gets attacked by a dilophosaurus in the rain. Well, in one corner of the world, the dilophosaurus still exists, and it’s just as fierce as ever…sort of.
This video was shot by Ricky Mackenzie, an Australian wildlife photographer who spotted a distant relative of the dilophosaurus while exploring the country’s Kimberly region. This little bugger is known as a frilled lizard.
Mackenzie spotted the critter near a rocky dirt road and was trying to get it out of harm’s way by provoking it so that it’d inadvertently follow him to safety.
Even though the frilled lizard is nowhere near as deadly (or large) as its Jurassic ancestor, it’s still a fearsome sight to behold.
Luckily for the photographer, this reptile has lost the ability to spit poison, making it virtually harmless to humans.
I think that little guy is kinda cute. I’d love to have him around the house to scare my cat, but that probably wouldn’t be very nice.