What we saw out our lounge window today

@JudyEv (174272)
Bunbury, Australia
October 9, 2019 12:44am CST
I went to the doctor this morning to ask about my cold and cough. It seems it’s a virus and rest is the best cure. She looked surprised to learn I don’t take any medications which always make me feel a bit smug and my blood pressure was perfect. On the way in to Donnybrook, I drove past a snake on the road. So that means the weather is really warming up. After lunch, we happened to see movement out the lounge window and spotted a monitor lizard (sand monitor, race-horse goanna, bungarra) digging a hole in the garden bed. It’s gone away now but I’m wondering if it will be back later to perhaps lay eggs in the hole. I’ll keep you posted. I took a video of him. I’m sorry it’s wobbly towards the end. I was trying to work out how to turn off the video option.
We watched a sand monitor (racehorse goanna) digging a hole in a garden bed.
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@simplfred (12289)
• Philippines
9 Oct
Here in our place they will catch that kind of lizard and eat it...
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@arunima25 (26495)
• Bangalore, India
9 Oct
Oh! That's interesting. That means they are harmless and not poisonous
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@simplfred (12289)
• Philippines
9 Oct
@arunima25 They are not poisonous, my friend...
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• Philippines
9 Oct
i can't remember what it's called. i mean it's not bubuli, right?
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• Philippines
9 Oct
We called that "bayawak" in the Philippines.
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@JudyEv (174272)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Oct
That's good to know. The aborigines call it a bungarra.
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@xFiacre (8895)
• Ireland
9 Oct
@judyev Once more I’m relieved to live in Ireland where there are no snakes. All thoughts of exotic travel evaporate when I hear the word snake.
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@JudyEv (174272)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Oct
I guess you class lizards in the same category. I won't tell you about the 7-metre snakeskin found recently in Queensland. Seven metres!! Even I'd be scared of that.
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@xFiacre (8895)
• Ireland
9 Oct
@JudyEv Lizards I can cope with, but they can be attractive prey for snakes.
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@Juliaacv (47010)
• Canada
9 Oct
He is really digging furiously, he/she must have an agenda to be working so hard. Are these lizards harmful? We do not have anything like that here in our area. You are very lucky to enjoy such good health, I hope that you can take some time to rest and recover from the bug that you have. Have you ever tried oil of oregano?
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@JudyEv (174272)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Oct
He dug out the hole for a while then shifted the dirt he'd removed. I'll keep an eye on the hole and see if it gets filled in again. Wouldn't it be exciting if 'she' laid eggs in it? I haven't tried oil of oregano. Fiacre recommends a clove of garlic each day. How do you take the oil of oregano?
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@Juliaacv (47010)
• Canada
9 Oct
@JudyEv Oil of oregano is a popular pill that can be purchased from a health food store. A lot of people talk about it and swear by it. Of course you have to get the organic oil of oregano. I have not tried it as of yet.
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@JudyEv (174272)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Oct
@Juliaacv Thanks for that info.
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@WorDazza (12325)
• Manchester, England
9 Oct
I do like a lizard. They always seem to me to have loads of personality. Or maybe I just know a lot of boring people!!
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@JudyEv (174272)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Oct
I haven't really noticed the personality factor in lizards but I have noticed the lack of it in some people.
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@WorDazza (12325)
• Manchester, England
9 Oct
@JudyEv Ouch!! That's got to hurt if you're one of the aforementioned people. Which of course we're not.
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@JudyEv (174272)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Oct
@WorDazza I answered this before and it disappeared. And of course neither you nor I are one/two of the aforementioned people!!
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• United States
9 Oct
how cool's that? so glad ya were able to get that video, too. i've yet to figure how to edit videos, lol. sure hope 't does lay eggs 'n yer able to witness the youngsters comin' out to greet the world.
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@JudyEv (174272)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Oct
I don't like my chances about the eggs but you never know your luck.
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• United States
10 Oct
@JudyEv we'll keep fingers crossed, eh? any idea how long such incubates fer?
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@JudyEv (174272)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Oct
@crazyhorseladycx One website says 100 days give or take a week so I guess that is somewhere near it.
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• Agra, India
9 Oct
Weren't you scared.
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@JudyEv (174272)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Oct
No, these lizards would very quickly run away from you if you go to close to them.
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• Agra, India
9 Oct
@JudyEv ohk...I'm really scared of all these animals.
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@JudyEv (174272)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Oct
@amitkokiladitya That's a shame but understandable if you aren't able to interact with any and get to know them.
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@JohnRoberts (91814)
• Los Angeles, California
9 Oct
What a long lizard.
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@JudyEv (174272)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Oct
It is really just a long one. They get much more substantial over the years.
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@JohnRoberts (91814)
• Los Angeles, California
9 Oct
@JudyEv It's a monster!
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@JudyEv (174272)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Oct
@JohnRoberts Next time I'll put a matchbox next to him for comparison.
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@paigea (25000)
• Canada
9 Oct
So interesting!
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@JudyEv (174272)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Oct
Thanks. I'm always pleased when others find it interesting too.
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@paigea (25000)
• Canada
10 Oct
@JudyEv something we don't have here.
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@rebelann (56725)
• El Paso, Texas
9 Oct
That's good news about your health. The video is really neat. How big is this lizard, she seems fairly large.
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@JudyEv (174272)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Oct
We're guessing about three feet long. Much of it is tail. :)
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@rebelann (56725)
• El Paso, Texas
10 Oct
That's a pretty big lizard @JudyEv
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@snowy22315 (76404)
• United States
9 Oct
Oh joy, snake and lizard time! I bet you caught Vince's cold since he was sick earlier.
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@JudyEv (174272)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Oct
I think I must have. I went to the doctor but she said to rest and keep warm. It's a virus. It's not improving much yet.
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@snowy22315 (76404)
• United States
10 Oct
@JudyEv TC..colds are really miserable for a day or so..but seem to improve fairly quucjly.
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@CarolDM (45672)
• United States
9 Oct
Thought it was a snake at first. You have some strange visitors!
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@JudyEv (174272)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Oct
Being in the country with bush all around we're bound to get some wildlife from time to time.
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@CarolDM (45672)
• United States
10 Oct
@JudyEv Yes you are!
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@LadyDuck (246212)
• Switzerland
9 Oct
I suppose you have a good number of snakes in your country, I am scared by snakes. I do not fear lizards. I hope the doctor gave you something to get rid of your cold and cough.
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@JudyEv (174272)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Oct
We don't see too many snakes thank goodness. I like to see the lizards around the place.
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@LadyDuck (246212)
• Switzerland
9 Oct
@JudyEv I like the lizards, the baby lizards often come inside during summer.
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• Philippines
9 Oct
Oh, first time i see this kind of lizard.
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• Philippines
9 Oct
it is called bayawak in tagalog but i've never seen one. maybe they thrive in rural areas
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@JudyEv (174272)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Oct
Maybe they don't have exactly the same species in the Philippines.
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@allknowing (85635)
• India
10 Oct
Interesting video the only problem if it is a he then he will not lay eggs (lol)
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@JudyEv (174272)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Oct
That's true. It's funny how you use 'he' for some things. I always call the baby kangaroos 'he' but most would be females.
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@ptrikha_2 (16974)
• India
10 Oct
That is a nicely taken video. This one looks more like a mini crocodile than a lizard.
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@JudyEv (174272)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Oct
He does a bit. Sometimes they stand up on their hind legs but you don't see that too often either.
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@marguicha (129055)
• Chile
9 Oct
I discovered years ago that vitamin and mineral pills did nothing for you if you ate a well balanced meal.
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@JudyEv (174272)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Oct
I tend to think that too but I still got a cold.
@Corbin5 (159592)
• United States
9 Oct
Oh my, he is big!! A hard worker too!!
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@JudyEv (174272)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Oct
Their claws must be very strong although the soil is quite soft there.
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@shaggin (47663)
• United States
9 Oct
Glad you don't need an antibiotic. Get as much rest as you can! That lizard looks really big! Is it's tail broken off? I know when caught by an animal they can shed their tail and it will grow back.
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@JudyEv (174272)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Oct
The little ones will drop their tail but this one wouldn't. It's about a metre long but isn't fully grown yet.
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@JESSY3236 (10384)
• United States
9 Oct
Cool photo. I had a cold and cough a few weeks ago. Then just a cough last week. I think I finally over the sickness.
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@JudyEv (174272)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Oct
I went to the doctor today but I just have to stay warm and rest.
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