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Reptilian

I went for a little walk around Syndey Park the other day and it is the first time in all the times I’ve been there that I’ve seen any reptiles. These two delightful lizards were there.

The one on the left is a Bluetongue Lizard – you can’t see its tongue here but it is blue. I saw this one first sunning itself on the rocks that lead down from a kind of water overflow creek that at this end was dry. It put up with me a short while before hiding under the rocks.

This led me to think that following the dry creek instead of the footpath may lead to more opportunities, so I did. And it did. Further in amongst the bushes I saw the second lizard, a small dragon of which species I do not know, (anyone know?). I am famililar with them but have never known what they are called. This one, too, put up with me for a while, but when I was still there decided that under the rocks was the best place.

Actually, it isn’t the first time I’ve seen a reptile there, but they are the first wild ones. I once encountered Aphrodite there, a small python, being taken for a stroll by her owner. She was very curious.

Aphrodite

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2 Responses to “Reptilian”


  1. 2 January 2011 at 9:04 am

    Wow! Amazing detail and colour in those lizards. You are so lucky to find wildlife willing to stop for a photograph!


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