Tag Archive: Reptile



Our "not so social" visitor (c)musicgal2012

Our “not so social” visitor
(c)musicgal2012

We are fortunate to have some unusual visitors at times. This Blue Tongue Lizard was spotted as he crossed through our side yard this morning. He was very aware of human presence and did his best to look casual, as only a lizard can, whilst striving to set a blistering pace on those itty bitty legs. Very cute!!

 

©musicgal2012 10/11/13


Photo Credit: Flickr.com. Photos.

Photo Credit: Flickr.com. Photos.

Whilst sitting in my pergola yesterday evening, a mere few strides from my veranda steps, a black (probably a western brown) snake slithers its way between my two dogs and under the house. Great ! It then plays hide and seek with my cat along the wooden borders that line the garden bed at the base of the veranda. Great !

This morning I’m about to put my horse’s breakfast into her food bin (20m from the house) which is a cut down shuttle on a pallet. What do I see? The same reptile, casually cruising away from me and you probably guessed it…..straight under the pallet.  WTF !!  I had to move the horse to another spot to feed her. Also, her water trough is gunked up with algae because of the sun and heat. To clean it I usually reach under and remove the bung to drain it. It’s so NOT happening at the moment!!

I’ve developed a dislike for leaf litter and any grass longer than 2cm. You can’t see them. All you might hear is a slight rustle. I’d love to burn it all so there’s nothing but bare earth but the council frowns on such things at the moment. There’s a total fire ban and the farmers would not be amused if there crops went up with it ;). 

It would liven up the place though 🙂

Out of millions and dillions of acres jam packed with reptile delicacies why oh why do they want to move in with us?  They don’t “just pass through” it wouldn’t be so bad if they did. THEY STAY !!  I find myself  constantly side stepping them which isn’t funny when there are small children and animals and it’s so easy to step on them.  I feel like a reptile magnet.

 This one’s only about 4′ long compared with one we had this time last year. It was a 7′ king brown which was hell bent on drinking from my dogs water at the base of the veranda steps and didn’t give a stuff if we were next to it. We have dams. What’s so good about the dogs water? Maybe dog spit tastes better than cow spit ?

I’m not impressed !!


I never was a fan of water sports !!
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Things grow pretty big around here sometimes.
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And you thought the snakes were bad. This is why I WON’T check on the chooks at night ! ! !

The Snake


Coldblooded, your lidless glare infuses with serpentine emotions. Spring hinged ribs provoke your motionless pose. Savoury treats pierce your flicking tongue.  Lick at the lingering heat inspired juices, that drift on the late Autumn air. Vibrations shoot through your irritable nerves. Jab at your sensitive core like a bed of pin tipped nettles. Your devious intent compels you towards your unsuspecting prey. You lunge. Jaw agape. Your hypodermic fangs plunge deep into warm flesh. Halt as they strike bone. You ejaculate your puncturing Vile, full of toxic death. Venom fuses with Blood. You withdraw. Jab again.  Again, you insert your lethal dose. Your jaws gnaw as you pierce and gore flesh. Circling coils compress pitiful squeals in a lung strangling hold. Your jaw unhinges, expands. Lead by the faint trace of exhaling sward breath. Your pin tip teeth engulf the small Leveret nose.  Draw in the final essence of suffocating life. You clench. Cabled muscles spasm in a convoluting rhythm. Thrust deep into your vice of concealment. You tease your evil deed along your twisting length.

You bask, absorbing the last rays of radiant warmth that trickle from the darkening sky. Soon, your smooth scales will aggravate and shed like an unwanted thought. You will leave them, as an obelisk to your invisible power and treachery. Meandering, you will provoke your fibrous course. Your tapering trail of hibernating coils, will thread deeply into your foul vault of silence. All your destructive dealings, you will conceal along with your unblinking eyes