Reptiles in the Australian National Botanic Gardens

Eastern Bearded Dragon

Eastern Bearded Dragon

Our holiday in Canberra

September 2007

When we went to visit the Australian National Botanic Gardens in Canberra I went to see the plants and flowers and the bird life. I didn’t expect to be watching reptiles, nor did I expect to be able to get some great shots of them.

Eastern Bearded Dragon

Eastern Bearded Dragon

The Eastern Bearded Dragon I had seen many times before. Bearded Dragons are resident in our garden at home.

This was the first time I had seen a Gippsland Water Dragon. It was minding its own business sunning itself on a rock just above a large pool of water, one of the many featured in the botanic gardens.

Gippsland Water Dragon

Gippsland Water Dragon

 

4 Responses to “Reptiles in the Australian National Botanic Gardens”

  1. You take such great pictures! Australia has really one of the best floras in the world.

    -darcie

  2. Trevor says:

    Thanks for visiting my blog and for leaving your kind comments.

  3. tim says:

    yo i just caught bearded dragon running across the road i was so close hitting it so i picked it up n took it home to go with my other bearded dragon but i put this one i a differn’t tank becuase i think it is going have babies should i just leave it alone or let it go or what please msn me back on my email eatinchoclate@hotmail.com please thanks i really need your help

  4. Trevor says:

    Hi there Tim,

    I suggest that you should let it go back where it came from. That is its natural environment and where it has the best chance of survival – despite cars on roads. If you have a licence to keep reptiles and are experienced in looking after them, then it might be okay to keep it. Check with your local National Parks and Wildlife Office (numbers in the telephone directory) for advice.

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