I saw a shape at the door. It was moving. But wedged in between the screen door and the glass door.
Was it a huge rat? It kind of looked like it.
Closer, no, not a rat, reptilian. OMG, is it a snake? (Every Australian's first thought... ) The dogs had something cornered in the yard the other day under some wood and I'd been worried it was a snake.
But no, there's legs! YAY, there's legs.
Oh, it's a blue tongue. Our largest skink.
|I'm not sure what it was doing in there.|
A pretty big one too. Pregnant maybe? I hope so.
|We went out to take the screen door off to help it get out.|
I hadn't seen a blue tongue for quite a few years. We had one that sunned itself out the front of the house for a while, but the neighbour's dogs cornered it in their yard one day, and killed it.
|I wasn't sure if it would eat the skink. It didn't.|
I hope I can keep this one safe from my dogs. I like to think that's she's out there.
Update Feb 23- I found a youngster in the yard today! Well my dog found it in the grass, so I guess she was a she.
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