Posted Aug 11, 2015
We found Bluey sunning himself outside our front door the first summer after we moved into our new house. He soon became a regular presence around the house and an unofficial pet. He was super friendly and didn’t mind being handled. The cats never bothered him, though he could sometimes be a little shy around the dog if she got too close to sniff him. He was always fine with the kids if they wanted to pat him or sunbake next to him. Bluey was a lover of snails and therefore loved hanging out in our garden and keeping the snail population in check.
When we moved house two years later, we had Bluey sitting in a box by the front door ready to be loaded into the car. Somehow he managed to escape and we couldn’t find him. Sadly, we had to leave him behind. He had been living there before we came along, so perhaps it was only fitting that he stayed. It was probably for the best, as we have seen other blue-tongue lizards around our new house and they are known to be territorial.