An amazing new visitor showed up on our rockery yesterday. I’ve never seen anything quite so weird in my backyard. Meet Basil the Brown Basilisk. His generic name basiliscus is taken from the creature of Greek Mythology made up of parts of a rooster, snake and lion. It could turn a man to stone by its gaze, so don’t look too closely into those eyes. When facing danger these lizards have been known to run 10-20 metres on water without sinking.
He was closely followed up the rockery by young Iggy Junior, wearing his bright green shirt and leggings. His family have been residents here for a while, so he was watching Basil with some interest to see if there was any threat to their territory. Eventually, Basil slunk off , as there was no way that his drab brown jacket could possibly compete with the gaudy attire of Iggy Jr..
As you can see, there’s never a dull moment here, which is just as well, or I’d run out of photos for Jude’s Garden Photography Challenge, which for the month of April is ‘Close-Ups or Macros’.
Happy Thursday everyone.