Talk about Cute (Characters you meet – Out and About)

Ta-Ta Lizard
Ta-Ta Lizard

Geez, how cute is this little bloke?

 It is affectionately known as the Ta-Ta Lizard due to its peculiar habit of waving its front leg before running away, oddly enough almost in an upright position.  The waving is possibly due to standing on hot surfaces, as they do reside in the northern and hotter parts of Australia.

Its actual name is the Gilbert’s Dragon, Amphibolurus Gilbert.

But that’s a bit like calling Baz – The Landy, Barry Thomas O’Malley, so let’s just stick with Ta-Ta Lizard…

And checkout the size of its tail and back feet!

We took this photograph whilst Out and About in one of our favourite outback places, Lawn Hill Gorge, a spectacular oasis in a barren land…

And okay, I get it, not everyone likes reptiles, and we’ve got plenty of them over here, many that are best avoided, but crikey, he is cute, don’t you think so?

Lawn Hill Gorge, Gulf Savannah, Australia
Lawn Hill Gorge, Gulf Savannah, Australia
photos by: Baz, Janet, and TomO

13 thoughts on “Talk about Cute (Characters you meet – Out and About)

  1. passporttobliss February 25, 2013 / 10:03 am

    Wow, those really are huge back feet! Thanks for sharing the ta-ta photo! 🙂


  2. icescreammama February 22, 2013 / 7:50 am

    oh i love little ta ta, he could come over and play with my bearded dragon, smiles!! you know what ta ta’s are in the usa, right?


  3. stephwest February 21, 2013 / 11:29 pm

    Thanks for posting this! I have never seen one of those before but I would love to see one wave before it ran away. I love lizards and I even wrote a post about my love for lizards on my own blog. It’s here if you want to check it out.


    • Baz - The Landy February 22, 2013 / 3:16 am

      They are very funny to watch, quite small in size…!


  4. sweetlybalanced February 21, 2013 / 11:21 pm

    I never really thought lizards were cute, but he kind of is 🙂


  5. desertrose7 February 21, 2013 / 7:32 pm

    Don’t think I’ve ever seen one of those? It’s usually me jumping around waving my feet because of hot rocks.


  6. barbara grandberg February 21, 2013 / 7:24 pm

    thanks again for all the photos :}and yes…he is cute…is he a he????


  7. kirisyko February 21, 2013 / 6:53 pm

    Reblogged this on Sykose and commented:
    Extreme Animals


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