It's late spring here in Brisbane, which means ...
... anything with a long, slithery tail should be avoided at all costs. We have some of the deadliest snakes on the planet residing right here in our little city.
On this occasion, however, the tail wasn't attached to a poisonous head.
And regardless the fierce look ...
... this cute little fellow was quite harmless, despite the ferocious title of water dragon. In fact, he was afraid of his own shadow and took off with that topsy turvy gait that makes them so endearing.
I encountered this little critter at the local hall during a get-together with some quilting friends on Wednesday. Part of the joys of living in a semi-rural area so close to the city.
Catch some other shadows on Hey Harriet's Shadow Shot Sunday.