Sunday, February 10, 2013


Yep, this morning we found this guy wandering around just near our patio. What a surprise! I saw a glimpse of his leg walking past the window while I was in the media room, and sure enough, it was a big Goanna! 

It's exciting to see the wildlife around here. I hope the Monitors around here aren't too tame, as the ones we've encountered before in picnic areas have been a bit too willing to come up close to people. At Mt Tamborine we once had about 4 circling us while we cooked our barbecue lunch, it was kind of scary.

We also seem to have a lot of bats hanging out in the forest behind our place, they've been getting very noisy during the night lately and sound like they are trying to kill each other. Fun!


  1. Wow! I love lizards and wish we had those on our property (I know one like that lives a few km's up the road at my old high school, so maybe if I put down a few logs...haha). We do get lots of birds though which is wonderful. Our cockatiels will have company during the day :) Keep up the pics!


    1. It's so nice to have wildlife around! We get the works, kookaburras, goannas, snakes. The birds are amazing, we've got those little rosella's like off of the jam jar, amazing. Also lyre birds, which is hilarious because they imitate kookaburras and whip birds. We apparently have wallabies but I've never seen them.