Bearded Dragon

31 Mar

This little fellow is commonly known as a Bearded Dragon ,Bearded dragon lizards are native to Australia. They live in rocky and arid regions of the country and are adept climbers. Dragons have large triangular heads and flat bodies with pointed ridges along the sides. They are omnivorous, eating both insects and plants. This guy was found on the road during a hot day, he had been damaged by traffic and was rescued before further damage was done.His eyesight was damaged and he is now blind and requires handfeeding and lots of tender care , they appear scary and swell up when handled , apart from that they are great pets if you are that way inclined .If put back in the wild he will most probably fall victim to larger predators .Australia being an arid country in a lot of areas, it is not uncommon to encounter our wildlife on the roads, particularly Lizards and Goannas as they draw heat from the road.

Hope you enjoy this little blog and introduction to one of our unusual yet endearing animals




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18 responses to “Bearded Dragon

  1. giselzitrone

    April 1, 2012 at 10:59 am

    Super tolle Fotos Grüsse lieb und wünsche dir einen schönen ersten April Herzlicher Gruss Gislinde

    • The Emu

      April 3, 2012 at 5:32 am

      Thank you my friend Gislinde
      and wishing you much love

  2. cat.

    April 1, 2012 at 2:08 am

    Lizards always scare me … found one little black lizard in my root cellar the other day … wonder what they live on in the midst of our Canadian winter … hopefully not humans … Love, cat.

    • The Emu

      April 1, 2012 at 2:30 am

      Hi Cat , great to hear from you and hope all is well in your life
      Lizards are more scared of you than you of them Cat, they are harmless
      Your little fellow probably hibernates in a warm log in winter
      and when he wakes up eats other little insects that woke up before him , lol
      Wishing you a beat week ahead Princess

  3. prenin

    March 31, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    I’m glad he was rescued – assuming it IS a he – and I agree about him becoming lunch for a bigger predator as nature does not play favourites…

    Lovely pictures Ian! 🙂

    God Bless!


    • The Emu

      April 1, 2012 at 2:21 am

      Thanks mate , not sure of his chances of survival being blind
      Sometimes its more humane to release them back into the wild
      and let nature take its course,wishing you a beaut week ahead

  4. chicasl10

    March 31, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    Poor animal Blind .. whats his survival chances??? I do hope he can stay with friendly ppl who care for him/her.
    He reminds me of the pet in Sri lankan hotel.
    most of the time ppl are afraid of them But its the other way around.
    i like this post Ian. Its always good to write abt such beautiful animals.
    Have a nice weekend .

    • The Emu

      April 1, 2012 at 2:20 am

      Hi my dear friend Michiko, hope your sunday is going well
      I am not confident of this little fellows chance of survival being blind
      Sometimes its more humane to release them back into the wild
      and let nature take its course.
      Wishing you a beaut week ahead

  5. natswans

    March 31, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    Poor little fellow I suppose he just took the wrong corner. he will get taken care of which is good to hear Emu. Love hearing about your wildlife over in Australia .
    Hope you having a good day.
    Sheila 🙂

    • The Emu

      April 1, 2012 at 2:17 am

      Hi Sheila, hope your sunday is going well
      Not sure if this little fellow will survive being blind
      Sometimes its more humane to release them back into the wild
      Wishing you a beaut week ahead

  6. suemacarthur

    March 31, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    Oh i want one, they are great, love them
    we are so lucky Ian with the animal we have in Aussie, they are just the best
    Hope all is well on your side of Aussie
    Take care

    • The Emu

      April 1, 2012 at 2:15 am

      Okay Sue , you can have one but they take a bit of caring
      Plenty of locusts to eat and beer in their water trough
      and a bar to lounge around on, lol
      All going okay here Sue, Ana got her residency visa now
      so just got to work out the Vet affairs angle now
      Say hi to Ross for us

      • suemacarthur

        April 6, 2012 at 6:06 am

        That good news about Ana about time too,
        Happy Easter to you Both
        Take care

        • The Emu

          April 6, 2012 at 8:36 am

          Thanks Sue , took us a while to get the residency , 2 and a half years, and not easy seeing as Ana had no income
          but thats what husbands are for , support through sickness and health and good fortune
          Just wish she could win tatslotto for us
          Cheers Emu

  7. Sue Dreamwalker

    March 31, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    He is a handsome fellow Emu, although its a shame he was injured in traffic.. But good to know he is being cared for. Well its the year of the Dragon, so maybe its his Year as his luck was in being found. Love to read about the various different wild life you have out there in Australia Emu.. You have an awesome range of unique animals and insects.. I think it was you who had that picture once upon a time of a Spider eating a bird?? Now Im no long phobic of spiders but I think if I met one who could capture and demolish a bird.. You wouldn’t see me for dust.. So looking forward to any more tales of Nature and the outback.. Hope you and Ana have a brill weekend and Easter.. Love and Blessings ~Sue xx

    • The Emu

      April 1, 2012 at 2:13 am

      Hi Sue,hope your Sunday is going well and enjoyable
      We see a lot of wildlife on our roads here and try to care for them
      I dont know whether this little guy will survive being blind
      Sometimes its more humane to release them into their environment
      and let nature take its course, I do remember the bird eating spider
      they can be scary but once you understand their habitat you get used to them.
      Thanks for reading and commenting Sue
      Wish you a beautiful week ahead

  8. magsx2

    March 31, 2012 at 9:37 am

    When I was a child, we had one of these fascinating lizards come around every now and then and you would see him “sun-baking” on the side of the tree that belonged to one of our neighbours, he was like a fixture in a way. I used to come home from school and always look straight at the tree to see if he was there. 😀

    • The Emu

      March 31, 2012 at 12:20 pm

      Must admit we have some great lizards here in Australia
      Scare the hell out of tourists though
      Have a great weekend mate, love your jokes,great ones this weekend


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