In 2009 I wrote here about a Blue-tongue Lizard resident in my garden in suburban Geelong. Since then we've regularly seen it or heard it in its favourite areas of our garden. Sometimes we wouldn't see it for several months and just as we were beginning to think it had disappeared it would rustle under a pile of rocks or a shrub.
Yesterday we returned from several days away from home and discovered the lizard dead on a pathway with claw marks along its back. We suspect the 'murderer' is the cat from next door that regularly stalks in our garden.