I saw Mitzi by the back door this morning, doing her meerkat thing...you know, perching on her haunches and peering. I wondered what had caught her interest.
There on the patio concrete was a reptile. It started to move behind my ferns as I shot inside to get the camera. By the time I came out it had disappeared. However, I saw it behind some of Fred's terracotta pots.
It was a blue tongued lizard, a very fat one, so I gather it was a female. It would have been about 1.5 metres long and was leisurely crawling through the grass and around the pot plants, blue tongue flickering in and out tasting the air. Jane and I watched it for some time and managed to get photographs.
Here it is, just coming out from behind the pots. There are some more photos on the Kat's Cradle blog.