Our snail exterminator…

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Along this western side of the house it is very hot. Jack has created a habitat for our blue tongue lizard. On the right hand side, under the rocks, he put down drainage pipes.

Every morning we share our breakfast fruit with him.

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He is quite shy and if we get too close he will quickly back into his home. So Jack uses a length of wire to pass him the offering.

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Here he is munching his banana. In this close-up you can see his bright blue tongue.

Because we have this little fellow on snail patrol we have very few slugs and snails around, so I don’t give him too much extra tucker as I think he can find plenty for himself.

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I’m linking this to Jude’s “garden photography” that for April has been macro or close-ups in the garden.

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40 thoughts on “Our snail exterminator…

  1. Wow! He certainly is blue-tongued. 🙂 How nice to have such a useful little fellow in your garden, and so tame too. 🙂

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  2. What fun – a pet/wild lizard who hunts slugs and snails for you! Only in Australia could this happen😄

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  3. Oh what a sweetie. Isn’t it wonderful to take time to enjoy these beautiful moments in life. I love the paving you have added….gives me an idea for a spot where the grass won’t grow up here. Love your posts. Marilyn xo

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  4. Amazing photos! Love that blue tongue! 💕😃

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  5. d.

    They do say that Blue-tongues keep snakes away – I wonder if they eat the eggs or the tiny snakes. Although, at our place, we have sometimes seen both types of animal around so I guess nature keeps a balance!

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  6. This is a fantastic shot, Pauline! Not only because it captures the little guy perfectly, but also because he must love you for giving him beautiful fruit. What a lucky little guy he is! 😀

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  7. That second shot is priceless, Pauline. 🙂

    janet

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  8. what a lovely guest you have in your garden !

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  9. Great guy to have around.

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  10. Wow he’s such a good house guest! Have you names him? Does he eat caterpillars?

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  11. You must have been quick off the mark with you camera to get these shots of the lizard, Pauline. They’re great!

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  12. Cute and purposeful too, the perfect garden visitor 🙂

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  13. A most useful little friend! But don’t go over feeding him……

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  14. I am guessing he is not too big? And as someone else asked, does he have a name? A very useful addition to the garden. Slugs and snails are not a gardener’s friend.

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  15. You’re lucky to have him. He doesn’t wander too far?
    He looks very well fed. Does he have a name?

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  16. Spot on with not giving him too much. Snail patrol is much better for him but he rewarded you with great pictures 🙂

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  17. Ooh! I LOVE lizards! I would love a blue tongued lizard in my garden! It’s difficult to see how big he is though. As big as a monitor lizard, or small as a gecko? Great photos.

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  18. So good to have some wildlife in the garden, especially if they are reducing the snails and slugs. I don’t think I have ever seen the bright blue tongue of the Blue tongued lizard before, amazing!

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  19. That is beautiful to have a friend in your garden, plus he may help to keep the snakes away too. We used to have these visit, but haven’t seen them lately. Gee they can run too.

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