Bear and MissC were completely engrossed with a ... something ... a little way out from the front of the house.
There was no hysterical barking going on, just a heightened awareness, but I wandered over just in case it was something brown, legless and slithery.
It WAS kinda brown
and you could stretch a point and call it slithery
but thankfully there were definite legs
After a short photographic session, the little dragon seems to have decided that retreat might possibly be the better part of valour
I really wish I'd had the presence of mind to flip the camera over to video because these little guys don't just run on all fours ... nope ... it's up on those long, back legs and, knees pumping furiously, aw-a-a-a-ay he goes.