One of the world's most recognisable freak shows - Erik "Lizardman" Sprague - is in Auckland showing off his unique skills.

Sprague is known for his distinctive full-body tattoos and body modifications, including sharpened teeth, teflon horns implanted in his eyebrows and a split lizard-like tongue.

He is in town as part of a promotional event for the new Ripley's Believe It or Not book and will also make an appearance at this weekend's Big Boys Toys show starting today at the ASB Showgrounds in Greenlane.

The Lizardman will be there today and tomorrow, pulling a car with his ears and teeth - an activity he holds the world record for.


Big Boys Toys runs until Sunday. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $15 for students with ID and under-12s free.