I now have some great video of a monitor lizard walking past me and snaking its tongue in and out. It was at least 2-1/2 feet long. Maybe three.
For this post all I have is a washed out image of said lizard climbing a tree. It fell to the ground seconds after this photo.
I also saw wallabies in the wild again. A bunch of them were hanging out and munching vegetation much like deer do in the U.S. One them also bounded across my path when I was on a short hike. This was on the edge of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. I never lose my amazement at the workings of their legs when hopping.
Did you know there are no animals with hooves native to Australia? Wallabies and ‘roos have tough padded feet.