Saturday, November 22, 2008

Lace goanna (monitor)


Lace lizard, originally uploaded by cnlizziebns.

On my hike the other morning his young fellow ducked up a tree. These goannas grow very large. When out mustering and come upon them suddenly they tend to head towards the horse to climb up the horse's leg......and sit on the riders head...of course the rider is not there for long as get bucked off.....

11 Comments:

Blogger diane said...

He is beautiful. What a fabulous skin. You certainly have some interesting walks. I just might come and join you one day.
Its good to have Tazar on the circut.

November 22, 2008 at 10:05 PM  
Blogger Lucy said...

Incredible. I thought for a minute that our Gila Monsters could match him but I think they aren't as big. You have the most interesting animals there. I'm with Diane....I want to go on your walk with you.

November 22, 2008 at 11:18 PM  
Blogger mandy said...

Morning Lizzie....
So much wildlife where you are...
We have a blue tongue lizard living in one of our downpipes...When the sun comes out he lazes on our front verandah...When I first saw him he scared the crap out of me....
Now we have a mutual understanding of staying clear of one another...lol

Have a great day

November 23, 2008 at 10:05 AM  
Blogger yevisha said...

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November 23, 2008 at 11:44 AM  
Blogger yevisha said...

my blue tongues don't hold a candle to him thank goodness, although, i'm sort of getting used to them. they pop up in the most unusual places and i'm always unprepared. like mandy, they scare me. i know, i know, they are more scared of me. at least they are not snakes. your page is outstanding, i love it.

November 23, 2008 at 11:48 AM  
Blogger Lizzie's Insomnia said...

Thanks Diane,
I live a fortunate life...have been working nights so am a little out of wack with my time zones...instead of being awake in the early hours am working......putting my insomnia to the cash cow...
Cheers,
Elizabeth

November 23, 2008 at 7:14 PM  
Blogger Lizzie's Insomnia said...

Hi Lucy,

Thanks to you I have been studying Arizona, the arid zone, and you do have spectacular scenery and a diverse temperature zone....and thank you for your kind words and I enjoy taking you all on a walk with me.....
Cheers,
lizzie B.

November 23, 2008 at 7:16 PM  
Blogger Lizzie's Insomnia said...

Mandy,

Reptiles do have that effect on most humans, including myself, even though I have a couple of scary monsters on site he he, we agree to coexist at this stage

Regards,

lizzie b.

November 23, 2008 at 7:17 PM  
Blogger Lizzie's Insomnia said...

Evening yevisha,
or is it morning I am out of my time zones, just woke up and did not know what day it is???

Thank you ...I will get to all your sites..I so enjoy reading of all your exploits and the great diversity of rich lives...funny thing a lot of people assume those on the Internet do not live their lives to the max au contraire ....all of yours are a rich tapestry and I am privileged to share a little of...
and do appreciate your interaction... people I would never have the good fortune to have met...

er er I am waffling on sleep deprivation....
Cheers,

lizzie B.

November 23, 2008 at 7:25 PM  
Blogger Artoholic said...

Must be the QLD water, I'm not getting any zzzzzz's till the wee hours either. Then morning arrives and I'm a zombie.

Yes, they are still scare the clapper so ut of me when they show up unexpectedly. Like walking under my clothesline. I swear the word's out that our backyard has laid on a free smorgasbord.

You didn't get hurt falling I hope?

November 25, 2008 at 1:15 PM  
Blogger Lizzie's Insomnia said...

Cindy,
No did not get hurt but disappointed in myself as the dragon had his neck and spikes up and his mouth open...took on a completely different persona and I missed it...I was lying down to get on to the same level as the dragon and to get the detail was quite close.....when he came at me I attempted to get up quickly and stumbled...had I remained in place and just kept the shutter going I am told the dragon would have stopped and not bitten me......perhaps

I could never sleep much at night in Cairns before the monsoons ....I suppose all commercial these days we would light a big bonfire and go swimming at Kamerunga...and tell tall stories and laugh....or go down to the mudflats south of Cairns and skid around in the rich kids cars...the rich kids would even let me drive ....I think it was the bikinis that did it....very intelligent huh...I am really sensible now and mature...Not...beg pardon the mature bit is applicable....

November 25, 2008 at 4:20 PM  

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