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Lizard Eggs

Aren’t they cute? I found them when I was recycling potting mix from some seedlings that I didn’t need to plant out.  There are two different kinds.  I think the larger ones might be land mullet eggs, and the smaller ones the little skinks I find in the shadehouse and garden.

I shall try to put them back as close as possible to the conditions I found them in and hope they hatch.  Lizards are fantastic pest controllers in the garden.

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  • Elaine December 19, 2011, 2:38 pm

    Eggs of the exotic Asian house gecko, the one of which the males make a loud territorial call (and both genders crap everywhere) are often in a similar place. The exotic gecko however, only ever lays 2 eggs, about mid-size between the largest and smallest in your photo. If you see 2 eggs together odds-on they are not lizards you’ll want, and despatching is quick solution. They might not have reached down your way Linda, but we’ve gottem here whether we like it or not. The Cane Toads of the Rafters.

  • brenda December 19, 2011, 4:16 pm

    What a cool find. I wouldn’t have had a clue what they were or what to do with them. But I know now.

    brenda from arkansas

  • Kate December 19, 2011, 6:28 pm

    I found some in the garden some years ago and placed a soil sieve over them. I checked them every day and one day was blessed with the cutest water dragon babies.
    Now I try to leave them undisturbed cause as you say they are great for the garden.
    Mark

  • cyndi December 19, 2011, 9:54 pm

    wow! fantastic! i have found those from time to time as well, but have never known what they were. now i do. thank you. this will make my reptile loving son very happy 🙂

  • Linda December 19, 2011, 10:30 pm

    I wouldn’t have had a clue they were lizard eggs if I found them! I probably would have thought spiders! Hubby says they look the same as snake eggs, are you sure they’re not.

  • Elaine December 19, 2011, 11:47 pm

    They are reptiles so the eggs are very similar: rubbery – also Turtles and Crocodiles too but their eggs are not found in garden soil and are much larger anyway. They could be Snake eggs perhaps but the odds are well in favour of Lizards of one kind or another. The idea of placing them in a good spot from where they can be observed is great … wow, baby Water Dragons! We run to Bearded Dragons here and Blue Tongues not being close enough to the water for the other kind of dragon.

  • cecilia gunther December 20, 2011, 2:14 am

    really awesome, hope you get to take a few shots when they hatch, though whatever they are will scrurry off fairly fast i am sure! c

  • Linda December 21, 2011, 9:54 am

    I haven’t seen them Elaine, but I’ll keep an eye out. We are just starting to see cane toads down our way now.

  • Linda December 21, 2011, 10:05 am

    They could be snake eggs Linda. But Eastern Brown snake eggs are much larger, and they’re the only snake species I really don’t want around. If they are one of the little whip snakes or tree snakes, they’re so shy and fast, I only every see them disappearing, and they’re good for keeping the mice down. Right now, I’d like a few more of them in my shadehouse! The mice are back to getting my bean and corn seeds before they germinate.

  • kim December 21, 2011, 7:22 pm

    How lovely.You know you have a great little eco system going when you have lizards having their babies there.

  • Kirsty@BowerbirdBlue January 3, 2012, 10:43 pm

    wow, now I’ll be hunting, we have so many skinks but I’ve never noticed the eggs.

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