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Backyard Safari: Monitor Lizard, South Africa

South African wildlife is off the scale, but you don't even have to go on safari to experience it. Usually, there is plenty (sometimes a little too much) wildlife right here in our neighborhood backyard in Johannesburg, South Africa. I've variously written about and/or where possible photographed the spiders, snakes, birds, wasps and the scorpion that… Continue reading Backyard Safari: Monitor Lizard, South Africa

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Dragon Sighting

I saw the Dragon. It didn’t breath fire, but it startled me. Fat and serpentine, it was sunning itself on the path ahead. It was in fact the large monitor lizard that lives in our estate. Its distinctive blue and yellow markings were clearly visible in the sunshine. Trying to restrain an over excited Cheese… Continue reading Dragon Sighting