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My new friend

Postby kingofnobbys » Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:05 am

This is juvenile wild eastern water dragon has been hanging out in my front yard ( loves my tree and really loves those dead crickets I've been tossing onto the lawn ( for the water skinks and geckos ).

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Been taking crickets from my fingers occasionally , today she let me pick her up - a couple of nice juicy superworms ( they arrived this afternoon ) did the trick …. nom nom nom .

Cheakie is not the least bit phased by this dragon , he even stole a few crickets right from under her nose this afternoon.
CBDs: Cleopatra & Caesar born 28Jan19.
Puff (RIP 10Dec15),Rex (RIP 16Mar17),Toothless (RIP 26Nov17).Peppa (RIP 22Mar19).
EBTSs : George & Mildred (born july 2010).
EWSs : Gutzy (F) 27Sep19, Fluffy (F) rescued injured by lawnwacker 14Nov17, Wriggles (F) - injured rescue, over 8 yrs old, RIP 2Feb16 old age. Lucky juvenile (M) - cat attack rescue (lost r-eye, broken r-lower jaw), fatal SI RIP 21Jul2010.
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Re: My new friend

Postby KarrieRee » Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:26 am

Let see some pic of her please
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Re: My new friend

Postby kingofnobbys » Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:38 am

KarrieRee wrote:Let see some pic of her please
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Another taken this afternoon.
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CBDs: Cleopatra & Caesar born 28Jan19.
Puff (RIP 10Dec15),Rex (RIP 16Mar17),Toothless (RIP 26Nov17).Peppa (RIP 22Mar19).
EBTSs : George & Mildred (born july 2010).
EWSs : Gutzy (F) 27Sep19, Fluffy (F) rescued injured by lawnwacker 14Nov17, Wriggles (F) - injured rescue, over 8 yrs old, RIP 2Feb16 old age. Lucky juvenile (M) - cat attack rescue (lost r-eye, broken r-lower jaw), fatal SI RIP 21Jul2010.
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Re: My new friend

Postby KarrieRee » Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:01 am

Never seen one --- and this is a wild dragon? Interesting that it came to you- they must have a different habitat from the Australian dragons?
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Re: My new friend

Postby JumpinJellyfish » Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:18 am

kingofnobbys wrote:
KarrieRee wrote:Let see some pic of her please
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Another taken this afternoon.
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As long as it's safe for human and critter, I love it when wild animals come to visit!
Never knew I could get so happy about poop, or so comfortable with bugs. :-D
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Re: My new friend

Postby MrSpectrum » Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:25 am

KarrieRee wrote:Never seen one --- and this is a wild dragon? Interesting that it came to you- they must have a different habitat from the Australian dragons?

It IS an Australian dragon--just a water dragon rather than bearded. :D

...And she's puuurty! (and purty cool!) 8) Love to see more pics.
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Re: My new friend

Postby DragonPete » Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:18 am

How great is that?!?! Neat looking Dragon!
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Re: My new friend

Postby kingofnobbys » Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:00 am

KarrieRee wrote:Never seen one --- and this is a wild dragon? Interesting that it came to you- they must have a different habitat from the Australian dragons?
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Lots of them right up the east coast of Australia ( SA, Vic, NSW, QLD) , like to live near swamps, creeks, lakes, and rivers and like bluetongues , very common to have them in suburbian areas if there is a creek or river or lake or swamp nearby and some woodland . Very common for eastern water skinks and eastern bluetongues to share the same territory , like water skinks , these eastern water dragons love water and can swim very well ( our local version of crocodiles ) in they can swim fully submerged and stay under for a long time.
More info http://www.arod.com.au/arod/reptilia/Sq ... /lesueurii

Yes she's wild , and took a while for me to earn her trust ( first spotted her in November, but she's probably been living in my garden with some of her siblings for a while).

Didn't see her for a while after that bushfire , was very pleased to see her back in garden again.

Fully grown she'll be about 1m long and about 900g to 1.1kg.
The lady breeder I bought Caesar and Cleo off also breeds these , and lets her breeders have the run of her house , they make great pets ( every bit as good as bluetongues and beardies ) but are much larger dragon than beardie when fuily grown.
CBDs: Cleopatra & Caesar born 28Jan19.
Puff (RIP 10Dec15),Rex (RIP 16Mar17),Toothless (RIP 26Nov17).Peppa (RIP 22Mar19).
EBTSs : George & Mildred (born july 2010).
EWSs : Gutzy (F) 27Sep19, Fluffy (F) rescued injured by lawnwacker 14Nov17, Wriggles (F) - injured rescue, over 8 yrs old, RIP 2Feb16 old age. Lucky juvenile (M) - cat attack rescue (lost r-eye, broken r-lower jaw), fatal SI RIP 21Jul2010.
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Re: My new friend

Postby Gormagon » Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:35 am

OH THANKS, Now I gotta have one of those too, LOL!!! You have the coolest critters living around your house!!!!
The wonderful world of bearded dragons is a magical land of mystery, enchantment, cuddles, love and, worry! A mysterious realm where things always seem to change in an instant and, the moment you think you have it all figured out, the rules change! You think you own your dragon, guess again. You are now a slave!!!
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Re: My new friend

Postby DragonPete » Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:03 am

Wow! A meter long? That's a lot of Dragon!! Lol! 😆
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Re: My new friend

Postby kingofnobbys » Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:46 am

DragonPete wrote:Wow! A meter long? That's a lot of Dragon!! Lol! 😆
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_water_dragon

Kid next door when he was about 14 yo had a pet adult female EWD and brought it over to visit me a few times, it was HUGE and a very impressive ( intimidating ) dragon .
Told me he often ran a cool bath and would share the bath with his pet dragon for dragon fun time.
CBDs: Cleopatra & Caesar born 28Jan19.
Puff (RIP 10Dec15),Rex (RIP 16Mar17),Toothless (RIP 26Nov17).Peppa (RIP 22Mar19).
EBTSs : George & Mildred (born july 2010).
EWSs : Gutzy (F) 27Sep19, Fluffy (F) rescued injured by lawnwacker 14Nov17, Wriggles (F) - injured rescue, over 8 yrs old, RIP 2Feb16 old age. Lucky juvenile (M) - cat attack rescue (lost r-eye, broken r-lower jaw), fatal SI RIP 21Jul2010.
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Re: My new friend

Postby CooperDragon » Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:16 pm

Those guys are super fun to interact with. Friendly (most of them) and curious. I had a great time hanging out with them in QLD.

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Re: My new friend

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Re: My new friend

Postby kingofnobbys » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:01 pm

About 30 minutes after the rain stopped and the sun came back out, my friendly water dragon was back , and was scratching at my front window while looking at me.

I eventually gave in and treated her to a couple of superworms .

I think Cheakie is back inside , as I've heard rustling about behind the corner of my lounge yesterday and today.
CBDs: Cleopatra & Caesar born 28Jan19.
Puff (RIP 10Dec15),Rex (RIP 16Mar17),Toothless (RIP 26Nov17).Peppa (RIP 22Mar19).
EBTSs : George & Mildred (born july 2010).
EWSs : Gutzy (F) 27Sep19, Fluffy (F) rescued injured by lawnwacker 14Nov17, Wriggles (F) - injured rescue, over 8 yrs old, RIP 2Feb16 old age. Lucky juvenile (M) - cat attack rescue (lost r-eye, broken r-lower jaw), fatal SI RIP 21Jul2010.
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