Thursday, March 26, 2015

Only in the tropics - a giant Goanna called a lace monitor comes knocking on our door.

Hubby heard someone knocking on the door so he went to have a look and this is what he found.....


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  1. Hah! That is so funny! But I think if I saw that outside my door I would freak out.

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    1. Oh dont worry I do too! I am glad there is glass between him and me.

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  2. Wow, must have been a suprising sight.
    The are no native Iguanas in Australia - it looks like a Lace monitor, a type of goanna.

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    1. George - you are right - will have to go and amend that.

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    2. He looks really curious to know what's going on inside! - are they dangerous?

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  3. So lucky the door was shut....

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    1. For sure, I am paranoid about keeping the doors shut, mostly the screen doors though....

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  4. It is always such fun when nature surprises us.

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  5. I agree with George. It's a lace monitor.

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  6. It would scare the hell out of me! Maybe it was just looking for food...

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    1. Sami, I dont know what it was looking for - our tinted windows have a reflection and I wonder if he saw that?

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  7. A visiting reptile....O, my. He/she looks like a friend in need.
    L

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    1. Dixie, I am just glad he didnt stick around for too long.

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  8. How wonderful! I wonder if he/she was doing what the birds do here..."attacking" the rival reflected in the window. You don't feed them, do you?

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    1. Nanette, yes I think it might be the reflection. No we dont feed wildlife.

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  9. Oh gosh! If I saw that at the door I would be petrified ! And I think I have trouble with our frogs and toads !!

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    1. Oh Jane, they mostly just shy away from humans I have no idea what made this one come so close - he went off in a hurry as soon as my hubby started to open the door. (to get a better photo lol!)

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  10. Wow, what a handsome lizard! I think I would have been so surprised. And yes, I would have yelled out to hubby! :)

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    1. Not what you expect when you hear a knock is it?

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  11. He really looks like he is very interested in coming inside. Looking behind him/her I like what you did as a water absorbing site for the rain gutter down pipe. Aloha

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    1. Stellamarina,
      he does doesnt he? That works well - I much prefer to have the water soak into the ground than flow down the road.

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  12. "Who can it be knocking at my door? Who can it be now, who can it be now????"
    It really looks like he/she is checking their reflection in the glass door.....I keep my front door open during the day, so I would have freaked out to find that unwelcome visitor in my home...yikes!!!

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    1. Virginia,
      we keep the screen doors closed at least! Keeps the mozzies out too!

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