We have had a spell of mild weather in an otherwise cold winter, which brought out a pink-tongued lizard from its unexpected abode, the roof of the garages at my unit block. The next time I looked, it was no longer there. A little later it had re-appeared. It was the brown form, unusual for this species, which typically looks like its close relative, the blue-tongued lizard, with its black and grey banding. The species is quite large, growing to an overall length of 45 cm. It is found in coastal regions from mid New South Wales to the Cairns region in Far North Queensland. I caught sight of its pink tongue only once during 15 minutes or so, of watching it. It looked as if it was re-growing its tail.