4 July 2009

There's More to Tasmania than Devils

Our time in Tasmania in March should be written up. The photos are all there, documenting the glorious coastal sunsets and the frigid heights of Cradle Mountain struck with the first signs of snow. We were regaled on the streets by wild eyed teenagers doing blockies in Launceston after dark. Apparently they are World famous and, given that we spent most of the daytime climbing on rugged landscapes or viewing art, they remain undocumented by my camera.

This skink was happy to pose for a portrait, however.

I think that this is a Tree Skink, but am not absolutely sure


Blogger Granny J said...

I have no concept of Tasmania, tho I've been on the mainland. So tell me -- do the lizards also have pouches???

7/05/2009 7:47 am  
Blogger Tales from the Birch Wood. said...

My vagueness about the fauna of Australia is about to become legendary...

Thanks to your entertaining question I now know what a gular pouch is. Most of my activity "in the wild" involves trying to not get eaten alive.

Many skinks give birth to live young and do not have pouches where they are proteced, as they are not marsupials.

Did you enjoy visiting Australia? It's such a beautiful country.

7/05/2009 11:46 am  

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