Welcome to our Sunday Selfie post. Today we are featuring our wild Water Dragons, who are semi-aquatic, medium to large sized lizards, but called reptiles. The Water Dragons in my photos are wild and have no contact with humans, so they make pretty tricky guys to photograph – as soon as you move they are gone.
Water Dragons can grow to over a meter in size (3 1/2 feet), including their tail. They are omnivores, and if they can’t get to water, to submerge, they can climb straight up trees and camouflage against the tree’s bark, to avoid being attacked.
Water Dragons are great swimmers and can hold their breath under water for up to 30 minutes, until they come up to check if the danger has passed.
Michele was happy to see this baby again because just a few days ago she had to chase Crow birds away, which were trying to steal the baby. Mum (Michele) has rescued a number of Water Dragons so we have lots of great stories about them.
Last year we rescued one with a broken jaw, who was operated on at Currumbin Wildlife Hospital. His jaw had to be wired shut so he spent three months in hospital, then at a specialist carers, who discovered he loved grapes! She called him Tuscon and months later I received a phone call that he was ready to come home to his family.
It was a happy reunion when Tuscon arrived – he looked amazing; he was dark green and looked stunning. Best of all, he made a full recovery and still lives on the golf course today. I’ll post his photos on another day.
Hope you enjoyed our photos and we’ll be posting more photos in next week’s Sunday Selfie. Don’t forget to join our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop, which stays open all week. We look forward to you coming back and visiting us again. *waves paw* :=o)