What is it with all of the native animals revealing themselves to me lately??
Yesterday I was walking around in the paddock looking for a lost electronic dog collar.
It is only 2 weeks old and cost a small fortune.
I swear that particular dog has lost 4 collars this year!
I was stunned when I spotted this guy.
He burred up and started to flare up his puffy thing around his head.
I think he is some sort of dragon. Not a real frill neck.
The true name will come to me later.
He started to step towards me as I stepped towards him.
I just wanted a better photo.
Then the kids arrived home from school and I called them over to have a look.
WE started to worry us that he was going to run up me like a tree!
When I first spotted him, I thought he was dead.
My little fella had mowed all the paddock on the weekend and he looked like he had squashed him by accident.
So as you do I threw a stick near to him.
With that he responded!
He does look dead though.
Lucky I didn't try to pick him up!
Dead snakes and lizards really, really, really stink!
He was quite well camouflaged, wasn't he?
This is a common view right out my window at work.
This one often comes and sits right outside my office window.
The kids were trying to feed him something.
I told them that was not really his diet.
Later on after Homework club had finished and I was waiting for a student to be collected, we saw him or a relative with a sandwich quarter in his mouth.
So much for a natural diet!
This is him trying to catch the biscuits.
I've said before how much I adore them and I'll say it again.
Beautiful creatures they are.
Keeping all the snakes out of the playground!