While I wouldn’t like to cuddle up to this guy, he is quite friendly.
The Thorny Devil spends each morning standing in the sun, collecting heat.
The best places to find the sun are on top of rocks or in the middle of roads. The Thorny Devil is a plucky little fellow and challenges any intruders.
When on top of a rock, standing up and looking danger in the eye, those spikes deter many passing hawks.
On the road, the same attitude is not much use against marauding Toyotas!
But they are so cute!