The Lace Monitor
The lace monitor is a very large lizard that can be found anywhere in Queensland. They are active of a day and will scavenge for anything, but they make a living out of raiding birds nest, eggs and the birds, any form of meat dead or alive small enough to fit in its mouth it will eat. Because of this, these guys have the sharpest of teeth and will use them if the lizard is touched. They require the utmost respect and although non venomous, these guys will defend themselves and they do it well. They are as happy way up a tree as on the ground. The males will get to a length of near 2 meters and 15kgs. If you have chooks they’ll come and raid the eggs. Their claws are designed to hurl the 15kg critter up a tree with no effort so you can imagine they will if you pick them up use them on you these are best left to the experts ….please call for more details or do a search on my you tube channel. Cheers, Tony.
The Water Dragon
The water dragon is guaranteed to be around any property that is situated along the coastline, along the canals or any water way as these large and pretty lizards use the water as an escape if threatened at all. These lizards are very, very fast and will climb a tree or a wall. They are more active at day and love insects or the dog & cat food… or anything left lying around. The boys get much larger and have a big head with spike that are three times the size of the females. The male also has very vivid stripes and often has a blood red belly. A problem arises with these guys as us humans find it funny and entertaining to feed these critters and they will come right up to you, then it gets to a point where they become dependent on us for food or worse they become demanding for food. I often see a dominant male water dragon get feisty with a dog over the dogs food, or the dragon may waltz into your home and think it owns it; so these guys are best left to feed by the creek or canal. They do bite and scratch if picked up but are not venomous. Please call for more info or do a search on my YouTube channel.
The Bearded Dragon
The bearded dragon is fairly common in rural properties. They are active at day and love it when it’s very hot. They eat insects and the odd flower here and there. They are often mistaken for the frill neck because the bearded dragons defence mechanism is to puff himself up and display those spike all over his body, especially under his chin.. hence the name bearded dragon. This bloke has very sharp teeth and if it gets annoyed enough I would not like to get a bite from one. These guys have long legs that enable them to run fast and they also climb quite well. The colour will range from light grey to nearly jet black. Please call for more info or do a search on my YouTube channel.
The Pink Tongue Skink
The pink tongue skink is very similar looking to a blue tongue, although their tongues are different colours and the pink tongue is more active at night and is a climber. Its tail is very long compared to a blue tongue. He varies a lot in colours and he is also famous for folk thinking they have a snake in the roof as these guys get up and run amuk under your insulation. They also will defend themselves with a bite but are not venomous. The blunt teeth will still hurt as they have very powerful jaws. They also eat snails and slugs and won’t hesitate to hi-jack the cat food. The pink tongue skink grows to a length of 30cm max. Please call for more details or search my YouTube channel. Cheers, Tony.
The Blue Tongue Lizard
Howdy guys! There are 5 species of lizard commonly found in suburban set ups. The most commonly found is, without a doubt, the blue tongue skink. He comes out at day time and is found only on the ground. He will not climb trees or fences. He eats snails and slugs or will hi-jack the dog or cat food! He is often found inside as they come in to steal the cat food. These guys will bite in defense if picked up. They are not venomous and have very blunt teeth like our own, although their jaws are quite strong. When confronted with a potential threat they will open the mouth and flash that bright blue tongue. The blue tongue is a very robust lizard that can grow to around 40 cm long and be as thick as a lades forearm. The colours vary greatly from yellow to green to brown or grey. Please call for more details or search my YouTube channel.
The Burtons Legless Lizard
The burtons legless lizard is active during the day it grows to 25 cm and its colour can be anything. It has ears that are a dead giveaway with a tongue like us, the noticeably different thing with these guys is the very wedge shaped head. These guys are non venomous. For more info please call me or search my YouTube channel.
The Three Toed Worm Skin – Legless Lizard
The three toed worm skink is a legless lizard that is active of a night. He has tiny remnants of what used to be legs. It moves like a snake and they also vary a lot in colour. They grow to around 25 cm. You will, if your eyes are good, notice its little ears and human like tongue. The giveaway with these guys is they are normally in mulch or leaf litter and usually in small groups. Please call for more info.
The Common Scaly Foot Legless Lizard
This is a common scaly foot, a legless lizard that grows to a meter in length and varies a lot in colour. It is more active at night and pretty much looks like a snake, although it has ear holes and a tongue like you and me rather than forked like tony abbots. If you look closely you can even see the scales that were its feet once.. For more details please call any time.
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