Wednesday, October 28, 2009

a visitor

Our carport is open on one side and it has plants and a lot of leaf litter right next to where the cars are parked. When i arrived home the other day, I hopped out the car and heard a rustling noise about a metre away from where i was standing. I looked closely and the first thing I saw was brown scales - after jumping as high as was humanly possible, I saw that there were legs as well - phew. Snakes I don't want to have to deal with - blue tongues are a more than welcome addition to the yard.

This one was the biggest I had seen (more than 40cm), so he must have a nice safe home somewhere nearby. He bolted into next door's front yard but I don't think he will stay there for long as they have two dogs now. I suspect Wally (our cat) is more than happy to let him be but the dogs probably wouldn't.

I hope he comes out when the kids are home one day.


Laura said...

Oh my goodness Karen, I think I would have freaked! I get so jumpy (no pun intended) when there are just teeny little frogs in our garden! Great pictures - when you said you'd seen one, I was wondering what they looked like!

Diana said...

yikes! I would NOT want to see that in my yard!