Welcome to our Sunday Selfie project. This week we have something very special! A Shingleback Blue Tongue Lizard. Mum (Michele) was walking and spotted him in the distance. As she caught up to where he was she couldn’t see him, even after a few minutes searching.
She did spot a dead Shingleback Lizard which was lodged sideways in the fork of a small coastal bush land shrub. After a couple of minutes Michele decided to use a branch to poke the dead creature a few times, to make sure he was actually dead (for safety sake), then turn the creature over, to take a closer look at him.
As she started prodding a the lifeless lizard she had no response but as soon as she went to flip him over, all of a sudden, KABOOM, the lizard leapt up and was ready to fight. He was like Kato in the original Pink Panther film. He had been playing dead to throw her off his trail – and it almost worked. His camouflage was brilliant.
There was nothing wrong with him, and he quickly disappeared into the coastal shrubs and plants. Michele was in awe of his brilliant camouflage routine. First he was almost invisible because he blended into the ground cover, and then his death act was brilliant.
What a unique experience to have a wild animal play dead then spring back to life. It was a privilege to meet him. To read more on the Shingleback Lizard: click here.
Hope you enjoyed our Sunday Selfie and will visit us again again. Don’t forget to check out our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. The link stays open all week. Merry Christmas everyone! *waves paw* :=o)