Friday, January 30, 2009

Monitor lizards in the glass house mountains

We went for a hike around mount Tibrogargan on Monday and we saw 5 or 6 different monitor lizards (they call'em Goannas here). Some were shy and scurried off to climb trees as soon as they spotted us. Others didn't really care, as long as we stayed a couple of meters away. Here's a BIG one (~1.5m) foraging for food around the staging area.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Lizards of the new year !

Well, it's been  a while since I posted something new, and what better way to start the year than the critter that started it all, the gecko !

I got these pictures of an Asian house gecko that hunts outside our office window at night. 

Check out those sticky feet !

As well as some video of hunting for little bugs ... pretty cool !

I spotted this baby skink outside the other day. I guess it's that time of year where the babies are left to fend for themselves. This little guy was small, 4 cm at most with tail.

Later that day I also saw this grasshopper, look at the loooong pointy head.