PHOTOS: Lizard stands its ground on track at GC600

Bathurst had its kangaroo, Surfers Paradise had a lizard on the track.

After the smoke settled following a burn-out entertainment session, a lizard appeared in the centre of the first chicane on the Surfers Paradise track on Sunday morning. 

The first corner on the Surfers Paradise track is not the place to be for a lizard. Photos Brian Hurst

The first corner on the Surfers Paradise track is not the place to be for a lizard. Photos Brian Hurst

The first corner on the Surfers Paradise track is not the place to be for a lizard.

The first corner on the Surfers Paradise track is not the place to be for a lizard.

Time to make a move towards the fence.

Time to make a move towards the fence.

A track official tries to convince the lizard to go elsewhere.

A track official tries to convince the lizard to go elsewhere.

The chase is on

The chase is on

and keeps going on.

and keeps going on.

an escape road in sight...

an escape road in sight...

off track.. but still centre of attention.

off track.. but still centre of attention.

..now for the final scuttle past race fans.

..now for the final scuttle past race fans.

The question is.. why did the lizard cross the race track?

The question is.. why did the lizard cross the race track?

Luckily, the on-track action had finished for the moment, so the confused reptile eventually strutted towards the tyre barrier. With no way of escaping, track officials were able to 'shoo away' the frightened lizard along the fence line to the track escape road. 

The last sign of the lucky pedestrian was scurrying off to a rare vacant block of land.

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