Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Hello friend!

When I went out to hang out some washing this afternoon I found this little (or big, really) fella sunning himself (or possibly herself) on the pavers:

It's an eastern blue-tongued lizard (I think...) - it was probably about 40cm (16") long. I snapped this photo before hanging out the washing and by the time I was done it was gone! So I didn't get to see it flash the blue tongue! Oh well, maybe I'll see him (or her) again some time. I hope so, because they eat snails and slugs - great for the garden!

14 comments:

Gidgetknits said...

Oh, I love it when they poke their blue tongues out at you! Very rude, very funny.

Bells said...

Oh some company for you and Nellie!!

LynS said...

I really like the chunky solidity of these big lizards. He / she looks very much at home.

2paw said...

Do you believe in the story that if you are bitten by a BTL, every year on that day the bite comes back again?? As children we truly believed that!! We have them in our garden too, but I rarely see them- The Labradors are scary to lizards.

MadMad said...

Whoa! I thought it was a croc at first! (That would be the last time *I* hung laundry outside!) Now that I know it's not though, very cool.

amy said...

I love lizards!! We don't have any, just salamanders (which I also love).

Roxie said...

I see you got the spammer, too. Blue-tongued lizzards and sexy spam - what a full day!

Love the lizard. Quite the exotic critter for me. If he hangs around, will you name him?

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kms said...

i love the fact that we have huge almost pre-historic lizards that just hang out in our suburban gardens. s/he looks very healthy and happy there.

Donna Lee said...

That would scare me to death! I have a hard time with lizards (and snakes and praying mantises and big spiders.....). I'm such a baby.

TinkingBell said...

So cool - say hello to him/her next time - and I understand a little milk in a saucer will provide a treat....

MadMad said...

Hahahaha!! I just showed my son this picture, and he said, "Wow. That's no deer..." (We have deer...)

Sarah said...

Cor - that is one cool garden visitor!

Good luck with your Mum's shawl - I like working out the rows per month target - must try that next big thing I'm foundering on - as oppose to the small things at the moment!!

Ann said...

That's scary. I would not have gone out to hang my laundry forever!