Nile Monitor walking towards Mara River
This dark, slow-moving thing in the corner of my eye caught my attention. It turns out to be a Nile monitor. These are quite big, growing up to 2m in length. Although they occur throughout Africa, this was our only spotting during the trip (except for a dead one, killed by a crocodile).
The Nile monitor is a large member of the monitor lizard family . Other common names include the African small-grain lizard, water leguaan or river leguaan .
Similar species: Scaled Reptiles
Uploaded Mar 1, 2014. Captured Sep 5, 2013 11:35.