One of these wandered through the house. About eighteen inches long and very fat.
Now, you'd think an Aussie sheila who was brought up in the bush giving cheek to Blackfellas would know that a little bobtailed goanna is pretty much harmless.
Well! I've never seen such a performance. Screaming and shouting - you'd think the damned thing was a tiger snake.
The poor little bugger was just looking for somewhere cool so I swept him/her into a bucket with a broom and let him go in the long grass down the back.