Well you may wonder what’s going on out here on the country patch!! Well not long ago, our mate Stephen (Maenoferren) mentioned that his son was interested in lizards, and as we have three in residence I said I would try and get some photos for him, as its summer here in Australia they are out and about. Our residents are the common blue tongued lizard which are harmless and can become friendly if treated well. They are also clear up snails and bugs from the garden so they are good to have in the garden.
These small reptiles are solitary and keep to their own areas as a rule. Our longest dweller (13” long), I feel is a female and lives in a long drain pipe open at both ends, one end in the shade and the other out in the sun… just what a posh lizard needs! The smaller guy featured in these photos is around 10” long and lives in a fenced off vegetable garden a good 30 yards away at the other side of the house. I mention this as he was caught visiting the other one’s home yesterday and I was able to get some bad shots (photos!) in the garden nearby returning to his own area – not sure what he’d been up to though …! I found him back outside the house I built for him last summer on his porch. Unfortunately the sun made it difficult to get any good photos and as I didn’t want to pick him up or disturb him until he really gets used to us. These will have to suffice for now.