A surprising find for our dog Bondi in our yard was this Bluetongue Lizard. A decidedly warm and windy day today has brought it out onto our porch. Most likely looking for some water, maybe some of Bondi's food and to come out into the warmth of the sun.
At first, when I heard this funny barking from Bondi I thought it might be a Tiger Snake. Familiar with such a bark as a kid when growing up out in the country side..we had a few of these Lizards and some snakes in that time. A quick check of the back porch before stepping out the door is always a good idea on a hot night/day. You just never know what you might find!
Today was a real life lesson of The Magic School Bus for the kids... where "Liz", the class lizard, is missing! Even her habitat is gone! Where did she go? To the HERPETARIUM of course!! The class forms a rescue party. But to find Liz, they need to learn what it is like to be a reptile. The person watching the show or reading the book gets to join the Magic School Bus gang.