So back in early November 2016 I discovered several holes that had been dug in my garden in the Wollongong area. The holes were all close together in a dry dusty concrete garden bed that only the toughest plants survive in. It gets baked in the sun and drenched by the rain.Its next to the path and near the hoist. At first I thought its those pesky feral rabbits . Then I was hanging out the washing and I saw the culprit. Eastern Water Dragon. It was diligently scratching out the holes ,the dirt flying everywhere and totally unconcerned that I was watching. A piece of carrot was offered but disdainfully refused as if to say "Ive got better things to do". Finally the right location was found and the hole got deeper and deeper until only a tail was poking out and the whole dragon was down there excavating. The dragon then positioned itself as if basking on the hole . i wondered if she was laying eggs. Some quick research told me that this was likely the case. The hatching would take place around late mid january this year. Once the mother of dragons had departed leaving her clutch to fate I decided to beef up security around the nest. Brush turkeys and rabbits were not going anywhere near. I laid some old fence palings across to keep unwanted visitors away but still allow air and rain on to the site. at the beginning of february i explored the site for any sign of activity and there was a lot of ants all over the place -not unusual. I gently removed some dirt and uncovered 2 eggs they were still full and fat looking . I didn't move or touch them and covered them back over. A week ago I noticed a new small hole in the covering which had caved in due to the looseness of the material. Could this be the exit ? Over 2 months have elapsed since the laying so yesterday evening I did another exploratory dig. And found this. A dozen empty shells. No sign of anything untoward. They have been split . I hope they all make it. .