Monday, 5 October 2009

A reptilian resident

Blue-tongues don't seem to mind life life in the 'burbs. In fact they thrive and we Aussies have become very fond of them. They're large, move slowly on their short legs and are not agressive.

We saw one in our garden a few years ago and not since. So we were delighted when our brother-in-law heard one moving about in a pigface groundcover yesterday. I sat and waited, with my camera, and was rewarded when the reptile came out to sit in a sunny spot. It's an Eastern Blue-tongue Tiliqua scincoides. I wonder how long it's been in residence without being noticed.

Our block is plenty big enough to support a blue-tongue family I reckon. We want a partner to arrive so we can get started.

1 comment:

Gouldiae said...

G'day Boobook,
Nice one! The shot of just the head exposed is a beauty - almost prehistoric. They are a real favourite and good to have in the garden for the snails etc too, (sorry Bronwen).