Pacific Black Duck duckings, Wingecarribee Creek, Bowral, NSW, Australia
Not Black ? Nor are their parents …see When Brown is Black
Pied Cormorant or Shag drying it’s wings.
Wollongong Botanic Gardens, NSW, Australia
Eastern Blue-Tongued Lizard or Skink (Tiliqua scincoides scincoides), a welcome garden visitor, happy to munch a few snails.
Another friendly Eastern Water Dragon, close enough to touch but ready to run.
Wollongong, NSW, Australia
Eastern Water Dragon, Itellagama lesueurii lesueurii
Purple Swamphen, (Porphyrio porphyrio).
Wollongng Botanical Gardens, NSW, Australia
Eastern Blue-tongue lizard. Scientific name: Tiliqua scincoides scincoides.
Eats snails and though he can give a nasty bite he doesn’t have teeth or venom which makes him postively friendly by Australian standards. His main defence when threatened is to stick out his blue tongue, very scary!
The large caterpiller of the White Stemmed Gum Moth came visiting (Chelepteryx collesi).
Good idea to leave him alone, the spines are strong enough to piece skin where they break off & get embedded like a splinter plus they carry a toxin.
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