wrowl wrote:A pair of fat blue-tongue lizards, on the eastlink trail above the Mullum Mullum road tunnel. Both seemed to be basking on the sun-warmed concrete as I was heading up a steep rise. One of them took off into the nearby scrubby grass as I approached within about 1 metre, but the other just stayed still. Concerned that a descending cyclist might not have time to avoid hitting it, I stopped and gently picked the lizard up (much hissing and blue-tongue-waggling on his part) and put him into the grass. Lizards are way cool!
If you didn't already, best way to pick these fellas up is a pinch behind the head/on the neck.
Anything else risks a scratch and/or bite for your trouble.