Blue tongued lizard / skink (Tiliqua nigrolutea) that was found inside a postal package labelled as DVD player. It was detected by Australia Post sorting facility in Melbourne. Department of Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) Forest and Wildlife Officer measures the size and takes images for evidence.
Two packages were found to contain 6 blue tongued lizards/skinks - 4 in one and 2 in another. They were individually bound by tape and placed in socks with rubber bands around them. Fortunately, they all were still alive.
Department of Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) warehouse, Victoria, Australia. March, 2019. Editorial use only.
Winner of Our Impact category in the Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year competition 2021