Here is a picture of the completely enormous one that I have been trying to get a picture of for weeks, and who had until now eluded me.
See what I mean? ENORMOUS!
He is always lurking around the base of my old compost box, and we have had encounters on many occasions, the first of which caused me to hyperventilate a little I have to confess. Now though I am quite used to seeing him around, and he seems to be more relaxed around me too which is how I got the picture today I think.
To get a sense of scale, think how big those blocks are that make up the walls so many of us have. He is as long as they are wide! Or compare him to these little guys from the other day.
I know that neither of these are the best pictures, but I hope you get the general idea.
I had never seen a lizard as big as this in our yard until this summer, and I for one am really excited. (And a little obsessed!)