Thursday, 19 July 2012
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!