eastern-bearded dragon

buttercups for dinner

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It has been a while since I posted as I have a run of troubles with my internet connection. So HeLLo to my fellow bloggers and from now I hope to be back checking out your great posts. This cheeky Eastern-bearded Dragon has just taken a whole buttercup in his mouth. They are one of his favourite treats.

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eastern bearded dragon

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This is a Bearded Dragon (eastern form), they are quite prolific in my area and can often be spotted sun-baking on the grass, or like this one striking a series of sculptured poses that make them look like bits of discarded tree.  I assume the ‘living sculptures’ are an attempt to fool insects or smaller lizards into wandering close enough for a quick grab, though the only thing I saw this fellow eat were the abundant yellow dandelion flowers that dotted the grass before his arrival.

 

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The Easter-bearded Dragon has a harsh spiky appearance but a fairly placid temperament. This fellow was true to form and froze when he realised I was nearby, relying on his camouflage. They are two-thirds tail and about 55 cms.  Though he puffed himself up once but it was too quick for me to capture but his steely eye willing me to retreat was impressive.