Nature's Place

Friends …

… of a kind.


Phew … made it.

*Click on the pictures for bigger version …


Wink …

Recycling some old potting mix in a bucket in the garden that became a trap for a lizard. It fell in.

Don’t know how long it was in there, it wasn’t exhausted yet but it was glad to see me. Clear as day.

Well, don’t know about ‘glad’ but as I lowered a stick carefully in to assist it climb out it clearly took advantage.

I drew the stick up the inside of the bucket and the lizard leaned into it, hooking one leg over it so as not to fall back down.

It worked. As it turned out the lizard was quite tired after its experience and it took a while for it to recover, allowing me a few shots.

These lizards, skinks, are everywhere in the garden, often seen scuttling into some shade or shelter, from preying birds mostly.

Since then I have come across a few of these little lizards active in the open, seeing me but unconcerned

© Mark Berkery ……. Click on those pictures for a closer look



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  1. seescho said, on 22/01/2017 at 2:13 am

    I have some lizards in my garden. And I love to take photos about them. Your pictures are really nice!

    • Mark said, on 22/01/2017 at 5:03 am

      Thanks Edgar. We are lucky to have gardens full of creatures.

  2. Lissa said, on 21/01/2017 at 5:14 am

    Beautiful :) I have had the same experience with trapped lizards. Sometimes I’m too late finding them :/ This one was lucky!

  3. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature said, on 21/01/2017 at 1:26 am

    So glad you saved it. I love it when animals know when you are trying to help

    • Mark said, on 21/01/2017 at 11:43 am

      Yes, animals are more intelligent than they are given credit.

      • Milan Koštek said, on 21/01/2017 at 4:15 pm

        Mark, you are right. Unlike human intelligence, I think that animal intelligence surpasses the human one in making no wars or fabricating myths, fables and false beliefs.

        • Mark said, on 21/01/2017 at 7:08 pm

          Some creatures do make war, some ants and termites for instance. Animal intelligence is primarily instinctive – as a rule, and may beget exceptions, as rules do.

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