The photograph was taken in Thurgoona, New South Wales, and shows a lace monitor lizard. These miniature Aussie godzillas can grow up to two meters (6.5 foot) long and are carnivorous, usually feasting on a diet of birds, eggs, small mammals, and other reptiles. However, it is a rare sight to see one of these reptiles in a built-up area, as they usually shy away from the hustle and bustle of humans by retreating deep into the eastern Australian bush.
Speaking to the Guardian, Holland said: “I saw movement as I came out of the shed and I had a look and thought, bloody hell what is this thing? When I recovered from the shock I went inside and got a camera.”