A Blue Tongue Lizard Love Story

Well, maybe.

It’s been quite a while since I reported on any intruders in or around my house, must be something to do with winter.

But spring is here now and much of the wildlife is waking up, as you saw from the recent snake pictures taken in a back garden from the suburb next door but one from me.

Blue Tongued SkinkAnd of course, you all know what a blue tongued lizard, or, as I think they are properly called, a blue tongued skink is, because I’m sure you will have read my post from two years ago called Ol’ Blue Tongue.

Well, yesterday I was surprised when Mrs BobinOz called for me to come quickly, to find another skink nosing around at our front door! What he was looking for, I don’t know. But I don’t suspect he was that pleased with what he found.

Our two newly acquired cats sizing him up and deciding how to best enjoy their newfound toy. Much to Remy’s disgust, I managed to pick him up and put him back indoors. He was mightily cheesed off about that!

Coco was more elusive, but stayed away from the skink long enough for me to get my camera and a box to relocate him. I thought this blue tongued skink would much rather live in a house without killer cats prowling the premises.

Here’s the full story…..

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  • maureen brady johnson March 5, 2012, 3:33 am | Link

    I was doing research for a kid’s play about blue tongued skinks and ran across your blog. Your video gave me some great ideas for the play, one of which has to do with the fact that the one skink was burrowed under the tile. Loved the part where you had the skink stick out his BLUE tongue. I’m trying to figure out what kind of survival advantage a blue tongue would have.??? I’m really excited about writing this play…thanks for the video!!!!

    • BobinOz March 5, 2012, 6:28 pm | Link

      Glad the video helped, I hope the play goes well. I’m not sure why the bluetongue either, but I do know they hiss and puff up a bit when they get defensive.

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