Sunday, February 8, 2009

A surprise in the shed

Look what we found in the shed today - a large 'Pink Tongue' lizard. (related to Blue Tongue lizards) My son said 'come and have a look in the shed, mum, I think there's a big lizard in there'. All I could see was a tail hanging out from the shelf. I put on my garden gloves, and grabbed a big bucket. Then I poked the tail. It disappeared and then its head came out, flicking it's pink tongue and hissing at me. I managed to get it to back itself into the bucket (it wasn't real happy at this stage). I re-located Mr Lizard out into the garden where I think he might find more food (than in the shed).
Today I've been doing a bit more painting around the windows (in the railway carriage) - a very tedious and time consuming job (lots of preparation work).
Cheerio,
Sandi xx
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7 comments:

Queen of the Armchair aka dzintrastitcheries said...

Sandi I have never heard of a pink tongue lizard...only the blue!!! Bet you had a surprise!!!

Cathie said...

very pretty lizard. he looks so smooth. here in nevada we have lizards too but they are very different. brown, rough scales and smaller, not sure what color the tongue is...

Guðrún said...

Is it dangerous?

Kerri said...

Lizards are amazing creatures to watch. The garden would be a better place. Your carriage is coming along really well. We have neighbors that live in their carriages. They have 4 carriages sort of together side by side. And they have a vine yard called Carriage Wines.www.thecarriagesvineyard.com.au. Its amazing and so is your studio. Keep up the good work

jannimary said...

I've never heard of pink-tongues either. Are they just found in the north? Mick's been watching some water dragons in the river crossing lately, but I haven't seen them yet.
The tedious work on the carriage windows will be worth the effort. Getting close now.

Suzie said...

I have never seen anything alike! Is it poisonous? How big is it?

Ume said...

Very pretty lizard. How big is it? The length looks about two bricks long,,so about 40cm? a bit big.
Your garden looks zoo, I always think so.