A rather large Blue-Tailed Skink, this on brave enough to let me get a few shots in before it dashed off into the bush. I saw lots of them on my hike, but they were mostly too skiddish to get a picture of.
As I walked along this car-wide pathway I found a literal wall of sand had been build across the path, and between these walls ran a network of thousands of ants buzzily racing back and forth doing their thing. Luckily I didn’t step on the channel or disturb it, but I do wonder why they would build a wall like this. It didn’t go down into the ground, it rose up above it, maybe it was to protect against rain or something.
I found this little guy crossing the road and he agreed to model for me. I’m rather pleased by how this picture turned out. Actually, right near where I took this I heard a rustling and saw the tail of a snake the size and length of my arm disappear into the brush when I was coming back past this spot. (Too fast to get a picture) The TAIL was the size and length of my arm, the whole snake must have been a good couple meters long. I heard the local snakes are poisonous too, joy. I was so shocked I just stood there staring at the spot where the tail disappeared for a couple minutes to check if I could see it again…which thinking back on it might not have been the smartest thing to do…
At a fork in the road about 2/3rds up the mountain is this gate, which I always wonder about. It obviously leads to a home since there is a call-box on the right just above that potted plant. I wonder if it’s a mansion of some kind. Now the weird part is this time there was actually very beautiful female singing coming from up somewhere beyond it while I was taking this picture. Apparently whoever lives there is a music lover, or performer.