Old Man Lizard

Our back yard blue tongue lizard acts like a tired old man. 

He used to dash out of sight if a human came near, but now he lies in the sun all day with his eyes shut, impervious to possible predators.

Last week we found him in the chicken yard, a crazy place to go for any creature that does not wish to be pecked to death.

I suspect the old fellow is living his final days.  If he is to die, I hope he dies happily, lying on the paving in the sun.

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