When to see
It hibernates between October and March. Out of the breeding season adults may be seen on land in damp areas. In the breeding season from March to June, males have an iridescent stripe along the tail and a striking jagged crest running down the back and tail with a distinctive dip between each. The underbelly ranges from red through to yellow, with dark spots. Females are generally larger and have an orange to yellow underbelly, extending under the tail.