Spring and the lizards are enjoying the garden


Well I was pretty excited yesterday..i spotted a Blue tongue lizard while I was making a coffee..grabbed the camera and off I went..he was beautiful..not happy with me bursting in on his sunbathing though…I took some pics..guided him off our driveway and came back in..

Blue tongue

Blue tongue

Enjoying the sunshine

Enjoying the sunshine

Later as I was heading out to the shops I found two Stumpy Tail lizards heading towards the garden..i went and grabbed the camera again and spotted a third one! talk about a busy yard!..

Two Stumpies heading to the garden

Two Stumpies heading to the garden

The lush garden full of snails is the big drawcard for the lizards

The lush garden full of snails is the big drawcard for the lizards

I love this ones dark colouring

I love this ones dark colouring

This big one heading into the garden with a snail in it's mouth

This big one heading into the garden with a snail in it’s mouth

Eventually one of the Stumpies headed off back to the bush…and then this one did the same thing..off through the fence..

Off back to the bush

Off back to the bush

So later in the evening when I was watering the garden I spotted a small burrow in the sugar cane mulch…

A little burrow

A little burrow

I had a peek and it was the darker Stumpy..but guess what….
Yep this dark Stumpy was not alone….

Baby Stumpy!

Baby Stumpy!

So the darker one is a mum! and this little guy was in the burrow with mum..

What a busy busy garden!

Baby was very light in colour so different to mum!

Baby was very light in colour so different to mum!

So it seems we have four Stumpies in residence..and because the pups and kitties are all out the back I have no worries about them sharing the garden..i won’t need snail pellets at all now!
Just have to watch for snakes..they all like the same thing..

62 thoughts on “Spring and the lizards are enjoying the garden

  1. OMP! They kind of look like snakes at first glance. Are they mean lizards or now lizards? Would they like me? They look like they would be fun to play with. Great pics my friend. XOXO – Bacon

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    • Hehe it sure is Cupcake…they are lovely and have very interesting lives πŸ™‚ they make my garden a happy little place…mum is sleeping under the mulch this morning..and at 9.40 am already 29C so she will be out sunbathing later πŸ˜‰ loves Fozziemum xx

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  2. We only have little skinks that skitter across the bricks…we try to catch them, but they’re too fast. SHE’d love to have some REAL lizards in the garden like you….but SHE thinks we wouldn’t be very nice to them. So SHE thinks you’re very lucky.

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    • Haahaah yes we get the little skinks too guys πŸ™‚ sadly we lost two Stumpies last year within an hour due to them getting in before the yard was done..Forrest was a little TOO curious..very sad..so we are happy now with all the pets out back the big lizards can have the garden πŸ™‚ I am indeed very lucky..never seen so many!! loves Fozziemum xx

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  3. Are those first two photos snakes or lizards.
    Man those are some big lizards.
    Oh ok I just read Bacons comment and he thought they were snakes too.
    They have pretty coloring and your garden is pretty and wonderful because it is a place that produces life.
    Have a wonderful week end.

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    • Hahah thankyou πŸ™‚ yes they are lizards! and they are very welcome in the garden..just need to be aware the snakes like the same things! the garden will be happier without snails πŸ™‚ you have a great week too sweets πŸ™‚ hugs Fozziemum xxx

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  4. OMC Da fact yous got on gloves means they bite. OMC Purrlease be caweful. Those fings look like monsters not lizawds. MOL Ow lizawds awe ’bout as big wound as yous pinky and maybe 6 inches long includin’ da tail. And NO they don’t bite, or hiss. MOL

    Luv ya’

    Dezi

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  5. Oh my stars, a snake, lizards and snails. I’ve seen snails but not snakes or lizards. Mom said she saw a snake about 20 years ago up here but now is wondering if her eyes were playing tricks on her. She thinks it may be too cold and dry up here. Mom saw lizards in Hawaii but they were tiny compared to yours…holy man you have big suckers there! It’s about 4 of me….at least. It would be fascinating to watch them from inside the house though.

    (((Shoko)))

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    • Hahahah yep big lizards indeed Shoko!..snakes can keep away..had enough of their visits this year πŸ˜‰ …but these lizards will eat all the snails so my garden will be happier πŸ™‚ and yes they are fun to watch!! loves Fozziemum xx

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  6. I am usually very put off by lizardy things, but I have to say, their skins are beautiful works of art. Thanks for the education in stumpy lizards- we sure don’t have any where I live! πŸ˜€

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  7. Whoa, the wildlife down under is certainly interesting! Your garden is truly lovely. Ours here in Colorado is doing their last gasp of waning Summer. Soon the snow will fly and no more flowers, just snow shovels leaning against doorways waiting for the next blast. 😦

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    • Yep it sure is πŸ™‚ thankyou the garden is a bit messy but getting there…oh snow..more hard work…dang..we never get snow here..and sadly had hardly any rain over winter..spring is when we can get some but still nothing…I dread summer..urghhhh 😦

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    • Thanks sweets..i agree..i never used them anyway when the pups and kitties were out there πŸ™‚ the garden needs some work but the snail part is being taken care of πŸ˜‰ loves Bev xxx

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    • Oh Annie it sure is! last year sadly within an hour two stumpies came to grief from Forrest..we were heart broken..they would have been a couple so very sad..but a doggie does what he does…this way it won’t happen again..and with the garden now safe from kitties as well we don’t have to keep moving the stumpies when they come in πŸ™‚ they have plenty to eat and are very happy little garden helpers πŸ™‚ hugs Bev xx

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  8. Awwww, the are just adorable Bev! I am glad to see you have these cuties to clean up for you in that beautiful garden of yours. Stunning captures as well hon. Absolutely stunning! πŸ˜€ ❀

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  9. Okay, just so you know, I would never go outside again if I saw that in my yard! Holy smokes! Are they as humongous as they look? Of course, i squeal like a little girl when a huge toad jumps at me. ☺ LOL!

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    • Hahaahaha yep..the stumpy tails are from about my elbow to wrist in length M.K πŸ™‚ and I would much rather them han a 6 foot brown snake haha πŸ™‚ they do make me jump when I am not expecting it though..i put a classic vid on the fur babies blog of the event… http://ourpawpad.wordpress.com….hahaahaah πŸ˜‰ hugs Bev xx

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  10. Typist would like to request warnings about future posts about these. She’s usually not too bad looking at photos of creepy crawlies but for some reasons these made her skin crawl. Suddenly she is very pleased she lives in dark, damp England (and if we get those sorts of things over here, I beg you do not let her know. In this case she is most definitely better off not knowing!!)

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    • Haahah so sorry Basil πŸ™‚ maybe the prehistoric look of them was too much πŸ™‚ I am so used to them I guess πŸ™‚ and NO you have no such things there..we have all the weird and wacky down under πŸ˜‰ loves Fozziemum xx

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    • Pam they sure are πŸ™‚ and they are such sweet little guys to watch..very prehistoric looking πŸ™‚ and thankyou..garden needs some tlc..but for now at least it is not being eaten hahahaha πŸ™‚ hugs and loves Bev xx

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    • Haahh snakes I am NOT happy about here but all the paets are safe so I feel much happier! all these lizards are fabulous! we seem to have missed Spring and gone to summer..dang…I was not ready πŸ˜‰ hugs Fozziemum xx

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  11. EwwwWwwww, couldn’t it have been bunny rabbits? The photography is great, the subject gives me the creeps. I’m used to little lizards (anoles) or chameleons. Those things look like iguanas……ewwww, my eyes hurt o_O

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    • Hahaahhah they are really very docile and are often kept (with a permit) as pets πŸ™‚ they are very prehistoric looking and have great colouring…I guess I am very used to them or maybe I would freak too hahahha πŸ™‚

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  12. How very cool to have ‘Stumpies’ in your yard! The garden is lookin fab too. It is lovely to see flowers as we go into Aumtn here with reds & oranges & russet colors…even the hardy Mums are those colors. It is a rather monochromatic effect…then again so is snow *shudders* hahaha…
    Love Sherri-Ellen x0

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    • Haahahaaha yep he garden has finally sprung to life..only to be burnt to a crisp soon…:( already the grass out fornt is brown…here we go again hahaahah πŸ™‚ and yes the Stumpies are cool πŸ™‚ Loves bEV XX

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    • Hahaahhahha oh guys it’s all ok! they are quite docile creatures …our snakes are much bigger..they have a similar shaped head but if a snake here had a head that big I would be outta here!! they are fab to watch…like dinosaurs in miniature πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ have a great weekend sweet ones loves Fozziemum xx ❀ ❀

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  13. No wonder there are so many lizards at your place sweet Bev, look at that gorgeous garden and tell me what lizard would not love being there. Those first two pictures very much look like snakes, their heads anyway. These pictures are fabulous! Hugs

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    • Their heads are very similar indeed but they are much nicer to have in the garden! and thankyou they are really helping with the snails and keeping my garden healthy πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ hugs Bev xx

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    • Sharon there was another one later that day! so 5 in total..i am so thrilled that now they can stay…with all the furbabies safely in the back! such amazing little critters πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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  14. Beautiful lizard photos Bev! I don’t have any blue tongues at my place, but I occasionally see them in town and we don’t see the stumpies. I have goannas and geckoes around here. The last week I have been looking after a very cute baby tawny frogmouth which must have fallen out of the nest. Mum is very dedicated and stays close to it, but I have made up a little enclosure for it out of a milk crate and a fair size bird cage that it stays in during the day whilst mum perches in the tree nearby and watches it all day. At night it camps in a room under the house. So far so good. It eats and seems to be getting bigger and gets some exercise. I keep a vigilant eye on it as there are lots of carnivorous critters around.

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    • Oh how gorgeous..i do hope the little Tawny mouth grows big and healthy! sounds like you have given it a great chance! we have geckoes too and they are very sweet…but since all the pets are safely in the back now these guys can stay in the garden..we used to move them down by the dam for their own safety..butthen I have spotted a 5th one in the garden! so really excited..sign of a healthy environment πŸ™‚ thank you for the compliments sweets πŸ™‚ hugs BEV

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