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02 October 2011 @ 06:07 pm
Wasn't planning on using that door soon anyway.  
Went to put the cat's meat away in the downstairs freezer when I got back from shopping this afternoon, but decided it would be perfectly all right in the upstairs one for the time being.




Bluey, draped across a pot which is pushed up against the downstairs back door. He seemed to be enjoying the late afternoon sunshine so I left him to it.
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nadja heeft de sleutels: Who - Sea Devilarjuna_lj on October 2nd, 2011 08:16 am (UTC)
He's lovely!

We've one large one out the back - found it and the cat happily lazing on the doorstep last week. Nice to know they get along :)
miwahni: Random duck run awaymiwahni on October 2nd, 2011 10:00 am (UTC)
That's amazing, I often wondered how they'd get on with cats / whether cats would tolerate them. I guess they're slow-moving enough that they're not of interest to the cat.
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miwahni: ST rock paper scissorsmiwahni on October 2nd, 2011 10:02 am (UTC)
I've been seeing them sporadically ever since I moved in - not sure if it's the same one every time, or a family of them. I try not to disturb them when I see them because I like having them around, they eat snails etc. On occasion I've seen one snacking on some uneaten cat meat that I'd thrown out for the butcher birds.
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miwahni: Boosh listen to your heartmiwahni on October 2nd, 2011 08:35 pm (UTC)
Where do they go? I guess they migrate to the nearest park or whatever, but then they'd have to fight to establish territory.

I just throw the cat meat onto the grass near the clothesline. It doesn't take long for the birds to find it. Wish there were kookaburras nearby, I used to enjoy feeding them when I lived in Coffs. They loved the mince etc that was left by the cats.
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miwahnimiwahni on October 2nd, 2011 08:46 pm (UTC)
I haven't seen a willy wagtail for quite some time, but there are ibis living in the park behind my house. Occasionally a few of them will hop the fence and browse through my back yard. They're lovely to see but I try not to encourage them, as they can be a real nuisance as they get quite bold, even taking food off your plate if you're eating outside.
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Newsy: chibinewsy891 on October 2nd, 2011 02:22 pm (UTC)
He shouldn't be cute but he IS! As long as he's outside. =)
miwahnimiwahni on October 2nd, 2011 08:36 pm (UTC)
You're right, he's cute. Would like to have photographed his blue tongue, making him cuter still, but didn't want to upset him enough to make him hiss.
Strike while the irony is hot: EMO -- CUPPA?draycevixen on October 2nd, 2011 05:40 pm (UTC)

I really like lizards. There, I've said it. *g* We have a lot of them here and I always like to see them sunning themselves.
miwahni: Random Rainbow Earthmiwahni on October 2nd, 2011 08:39 pm (UTC)
I like them too! And there are a lot around here. Not only these big blokes, but also the smaller geckos with almost translucent bodies. I usually hear them before I see them; their "chi-chi-chi!" on a warm summer night lets me know they're on the job, eating mosquitoes etc around my front porch light. And they entertain the cats immensely!
byslantedlight: Slanted autumnleaves (justlook3)byslantedlight on October 2nd, 2011 08:45 pm (UTC)
Ah, look at him - he's somehow prehistoric and also quite-up-to-date in the way he's lounging there... *g* Draping should generally be left alone, I reckon... *g*
miwahnimiwahni on October 2nd, 2011 08:49 pm (UTC)
Yes, he looked quite relaxed and content (I keep saying "he" but I've no idea, really. Never did learn the difference in lizard sexes.)
sunray45: Catssunray45 on October 3rd, 2011 04:14 am (UTC)
He is a beauty! We often see one in our backyard, don't know if it's the same one each time or whether we have a family of them. Definitely harmless although they can give you a fright if they race across in front of you.

Dogs definitely don't like them. So any that ventured out when we had a dog didn't last long.
miwahnimiwahni on October 3rd, 2011 10:08 am (UTC)
They certainly can startle you if you're not expecting to see them. My yard is a dog-free zone, so they're perfectly safe at my place. My neighbour has a Staffy, but she says she sees them in her yard occasionally. Maybe her dog just leaves them alone.