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One of the most beautifully-marked Bearded Dragons I have ever seen. This fellow would be about 18-20 inches (45-50 cms) long, and I'm pretty sure this is 'Little Bloke', a very young juvenile I spotted (and nicknamed) back in 2011 at this exact location. I would estimate this fellow to be 3-4 years old, so the age is about right, and the colour and markings are very similar. A real beauty, and I'm so delighted to be reacquainted with him. Lots of information on this species and of Little Bloke can be found at the original spotting. http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/220...
Spotted amongst native trees, shrubs, and grasses, in the gardens of the Metroplex on Gateway estate. There's lots of dense foliage and leaf litter, so there are plenty of hiding places. I spotted him a couple of times today feed on a type of clover growing in the lawn. Only a stone's throw from the Metroplex Wetlands, the area has an abundant food supply of beardie favouites. Also very odd to see him out at this time of year. It's the southern winter here, and today was only 20C, overcast, drizzling rain, and windy. Not exactly sun-baking weather.
I was stalking a bird through the undergrowth when I spotted this guy. I almost trod on him, but he didn't flinch, not one bit. Usually when threatened, beardies will puff up the throat and flatten out their torso. I reckon he remembers me from a couple of years ago. True story! PS: You probably can't see it here, but he actually has a human hair in his mouth (last two photos). >>>>> And here's a fellow PN-er's wonderful spotting of a beardie's gaping mouth and teeth. A very unique series. Thanks, Christiane. http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/618...
Spotted on Aug 14, 2014
Submitted on Aug 14, 2014
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