Wanted to share a neat non-chicken picture

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by punkin, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. punkin

    punkin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A few days ago we were cleaning up around the coop. My husband started to move a tarp and noticed this under it.
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    After looking for a couple of days, I finally got a picture of her with the eggs. This is the first time I have seen a blue tailed lizard nest. Hopefully the little ones will head northwest when they leave the nest. The coop is about 2 feet in the opposite direction.
     
  2. robinaggie

    robinaggie Flew the Coop

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    Really nice photo! That's a blue-tailed skink. They eat insects and other little moving things. They won't hurt your chicks or your eggs.
     
  3. ChickPeas

    ChickPeas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beautiful!!! I'm so glad you got a pic of this! What a treat!
     
  4. Jolyn

    Jolyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think she was more worried about the chickens getting the babies?! Am i right punkin?

    Very cool find. My boys would have loved to see that!! I hope they make it.
     
  5. punkin

    punkin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You're right. [​IMG] I love to see the lizards around. I know they are eating alot of insects.
     
  6. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    Wow, what a beautiful lizard. I was so taken by it's gorgeous tail that I didn't even notice the eggs. They sure are huge for such a small lizard. Hope the babies make it.
     
  7. robinaggie

    robinaggie Flew the Coop

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    Oh. My bad. I'm new at chickens, and I keep forgetting that they kill snakes and other living things. Mine are still just babies. When they grow up, is there any chance they can take on a Cocker Spaniel and win? The dog is really old. (I can't believe I'm so rude sometimes.)
     
  8. punkin

    punkin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] with tears in my eyes!! I think your cocker will be OK.
     
  9. Aneesa's Muse

    Aneesa's Muse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    "That's a SCORPION!!" ...I'm just kidding, of course.. my Daddy always told me these were "scorpions" [​IMG]

    It's an awesome pic of a very beautiful skink! I loved these when I was growing up in GA ...just couldn't let my Daddy catch me playing with them [​IMG]
     

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