Blue Tongue Lizard on the window sill

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Comments (5)

©Würmer on November 18, 2007

I do like those... (but then "blue" is my favorite colour! ;-)

©junebug on November 30, 2007

Beautiful macro, Ian! Is this lizard your pet? Cheers, Anne

Ian Stehbens on November 30, 2007

Hi Anne, Blue tongue lizards are gentle and came be domesticated. The one pictured visits a local cafe that is located beside a forested national park. I have never had one as a pet, though there are one or two who manage to survive in our garden. But they are killed by people who just do not know that they are harmless, they will wander and try venturing across a road which is a guarantee for death. On ther topic of macro, I have been looking at a 100mm macro lens but the price is too high to justify just yet. Do you have a macro lens? Ian

©junebug on December 1, 2007

What a shame that some ignorant people kill these beautiful creatures! They should be protected by law. No, I don't have a macro lens, Ian. I only have a simple digital camera (Olympus mju 410) and I cannot take very good macros with it. I hope to get a better camera soon (maybe Panasonic Lumix FZ 18), but they are still quite expensive. Greetings, Anne

Ian Stehbens on December 1, 2007

Anne, Just a little encouragement of your sympathy for such creatures. They are protected by Australian law - but how does one police such behaviour. The law does succeed in prosecuting those who smuggle, or are wanton. And it does prevent shooting of wildlife, except in cases of over-population culls, as in the case of grey kangaroos in some areas. An interesting byline: Some drunken footballers who were on Rottnest Island (Perth) were catching the tame quokkas by their tail and doing "hammer-throws" with them. They have been reprimanded and fined and disgraced by their football club as well as by the police for "inappropriate handling" of the animals. Cheers, Ian

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