Thursday, 19 July 2012

Dragons (almost)!


I guess that somewhere, someone loves him! This is an eastern water dragon, common all over the place, especially around South Bank and the Botanical gardens. These prehistoric looking creatures can be seen sitting motionless, like stones...until they suddenly dash across the path or rush under the bushes. They usually hibernate in the winter but mild conditions have brought some of them out to bask in the warm winter sun. This picture reminds me of a previous occasion when I was crouching down to get nice and close to take a photo and it ran towards me. Yes, I did let out a bit of a scream!


4 comments:

Inner Artist said...

Love these guys, and well-captured. The local Aboriginal name for them is 'moggill", hence the suburb of the same name, Moggill Creek etc

ytaba36 said...

So, I'm sitting here laughing at the thought of Big Al letting out a scream, and scrambling to get out of the path of the monster lizard! I guess you have nothing like these guys in the UK??

Stefan Jansson said...

Scary looking little fellow.

Joe said...

Shall we call him "cuddles" ? Great close up. Love the story. Made me laugh.