07 November 2011

Blue Tongue Lizard

Spring-time, and the blue-tongues are well and truly out of hibernation.  Down into the corners of the block retaining walls seems to be a favourite spot for the blue-tongues in my garden.  They seem to be out to soak up the sun, I figure to recharge their batteries, and probably come out to fossick for slugs and  insects, at night.

The back sliding glass door has a shade-film protection; I can see out, but the blue-tongue couldn't see me lining up with the camera.  They are so cautious, and their movements so slow, before they negotiate a new turn.  A kookaburra would definately snap one of these up in a flash; thrashing them about and breaking their back.  In fact this blue-tongue has no tail, beyond it's back legs; obviously had been caught out in it's younger days.

This first photo, the blue-tongue stayed like this for so long; needed to turn my camera off and wait more.  Thinks it's a safe spot to come out, close by to an object, with the opportunity of a quick retreat if needed.  










6 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

what a cute creature!

Nadege, said...

I had one in my horse's paddock the other day. Stayed in the same spot for the longest time, unfortunately I didn't have my camera :(

Ida said...

Oh I love lizards! Have never seen this one so it was wonderful to learn about it. Love the photo with the lizard and the lovely white flowers.

Sharyl said...

Oh my gosh, I looked at the photos before I read the text. I didn't think that creature was for real! Holy cow, it's a big thing! Darling shots but I wouldn't want to be near it if it wasn't plastic! :-)

Ann said...

I see them on the Gold Coast.

Jan Castle said...

what a cutie!