Our resident blue-tongue lizard appeared this week out of winter hibernation, generally he can be seen in the mornings coming out to warm up his cold blooded body. So, if you see our friend sunning himself on the paths around Canberra Park, please leave him be and continue on your way. Blue-tongues do not pose any threat to people and in fact, can be very helpful to have around the garden as they eat snails, caterpillars and other insects and can help keep the population of these invertebrate garden pests down.
Blue-tongue lizards are found throughout most of Australia. Blue-tongues usually live in open country with lots of ground cover such as tussocky grasses or leaf litter. They shelter at night among leaf litter, in burrows and under large objects on the ground such as rocks and logs.