Encountered this Blue Tongued Skink (or Bobtail Lizard as they are sometimes called) in our backyard last summer. I was clearing an area to make a new garden and disturbed this fellow in the process. His fear caused him to react by opening his mouth and poking his tongue out to look bigger and more fearsome. I left him alone and eventually he scampered away under the fence and off ino the bush once again. They seem to love our garden and regularly visit. Last summer we had a whole family living in the backyard and it was fun to watch the little ones scampering along the fence. And they are always welcome. More so than the Dugite that slithered in two years ago.