This was almost heart attack material! I went into the garden this morning to stake a tomato plant that didn’t hold up too well in our recent wild weather. Then I looked down and the first thing I saw was brown scales under the mulch! Of course my first thought was “SNAKE”, and it was right where I was about to step, and then I realised that it had legs. It’s an Eastern Blue Tongue Lizard. He’s about a foot long, so definately an adult. Lovely!
He’s lost his tail, and you can tell it was fairly recently as it hasn’t grown back yet, and I’m really, really hoping that it wasn’t my cat who did that to it! So until I can get a fence around the vegie gardens, which I need to do before the chooks arrive anyway, she will be an inside cat, or very closely supervised outside.
After Dian arrived home from school I showed her the lizard and then we fed him/her some banana and apple. Obviously it liked them, ate them all up! He’s a most welcome visitor in our garden as Blue Tongues eat snails and slugs.
Isn’t he beautiful!