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It makes me so happy to see our resident bluey has come out to warm himself up in my veggie patch. Lots of organic bugs to eat, places to hide, potplant saucers to drink from, and some sunny tiles to bask—lizard heaven!

I’ve seen him around maybe four or five times in the last couple of years, but never yet out in the patch where he can help me out the most, so I’m glad he likes what I’ve done with the place. :) It makes me even happier than usual to see him hanging out among the tigerellas.

Here’s hoping he helps keep the caterpillars down for me!

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Comment by Jeff Kiehne on August 19, 2019 at 14:36

Need to have some safe places  for blue tongues to hide from predictors.

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on August 18, 2019 at 23:05

Lovely critter. 

Comment by Lily on August 17, 2019 at 19:06
Haha, well at least they’ll still need to come back out to bask—I guess I’ll need to rethink installing heated basements in the hideouts... ;) Glad to hear you’ve got a fleet of native helpers on duty!
Comment by GayleD on August 17, 2019 at 18:15

I'm very fond of my blue tongues too. They breed somewhere in the front garden. Trouble is the better I make the garden for them with new hiding places the harder it is to see them. 

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