In the grounds & surrounds of our last residence we had many, many little lizards. They were what are commonly called ‘skinks’. They ranged in size from about 3cm long to about 12cm or so. Beautiful they were (are). Occasionally one would come inside and I became quite an expert at catching them, with the aid of a piece of stiff paper and a plastic container. Some that managed to come inside were (sadly) not discovered until they were well-dead, dehydrated and stiff. But, somehow they still looked beautiful. We would sometimes find their eggs in the garden; soft, tiny, white and (usually) recently vacated by a tiny hatchling. I have see a few (veryfew) skinks since moving north to Queensland.
I guess they do things bigger here, as this (in the pic) is what nearly came into our home the other day. We heard the little dog’s excited barks and, on investigation, found the reason. This giant lizard was on the inside of the open laundry door.
It too was beautiful...but, oh, so different from the lizards we were used to seeing.
So, it seems there are more creatures other than cane toads that I will have to adjust to here.
But, at least these lovely big lizards present no danger to us in any way. Or, that’s what I’ve been told. They are what’s called ‘Eastern Water Dragons’, so are perhaps lizards, with a little dragon attitude, but still friendly.
PS: I have been having trouble attempting to post blogs lately. It seems as though Weebly changed its format for us bloggers and I, being a person who rarely takes notice of memos about up-dates on anything, was blissfully unaware that I had to format my blog posts very differently from what I was used to. But I have persevered, and with the help of the ever-patient team at Weebly, have adjusted my posting ways...and my attitude.
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