Stealing chook food
Our chickens attract a lot of other wild creatures into our garden. Not through anything they do, just as a result of the free food being available on tap. Brush turkeys and hordes of birds are always hanging around, trying their best to get into the chicken’s yard and steal their food. The other day I noticed this cheeky fellow gobbling up the chook food at a remarkable rate. The door was open and the chickens were out in the backyard. He saw his opportunity and slunk in there. I watched him for quite a while, not daring to get any closer to take a better photo. It was quite a funny sight to see a lizard eating out of the chicken feeder. Can you see how full his belly looks? Not sure quite how good chicken pellets and grains are going to be for his diet!
I think he is a monitor lizard but I could be wrong (no reptile expert here!). Do you know what it is?