A welcome stranger

I got  quite a surprise when I opened the door the other day. Sitting under the door frame was a small lizard – a Marbled Gecko (Christinus marmoratus).

We have seen these attractive small animals once or twice around the garden but never so up close and personal. Even better it was back again today. Now we are keeping an eye out to ensure it comes to no harm.

Our friendly local Marbled Gecko
Our friendly local Marbled Gecko

Not quite so welcome, but something we will just have to put up with are our local Peewees (Magpie Larks). They have finally worked out that they can get a share of the seeds in the chicken pen as long as they are prepared to pop in while the chickens are foraging in the garden.

A quick dive into the chicken pen while the girls are out and about!
A quick dive into the chicken pen while the girls are out and about!

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