Sunbather.

Although night-time temperatures are quite low, the days are sunny and still warm enough for reptiles to be out and about. This Eastern Blue-tongue was soaking up the sun next to its retreat in the wood heap. A reminder perhaps to continue to keep an eye out for snakes while birding.

eastern blue-tongue


eastern blue-tongue

My closest encounters with snakes have been while moving quietly with eyes upward looking for birds. Blacks, browns, copperheads, and tigers have all crossed my path at times, luckily though none have taken exception to me and been aggressive. Tigers have the habit of sunbathing while lying with half of their body in the long grass and the business end on the short grass of the track. It always pays to glance down at regular intervals!

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