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Lace monitor- Varanus varius  Australia,Geotagged,Lace monitor,Summer,Varanus varius Click/tap to enlarge

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  1. Those claws!! It should use them to swat that mosquito off its nose. Posted 15 days ago
    1. You are very observant, and yes there where a lot of mosquitoes. Posted 15 days ago
      1. Thanks, and I hope the mosquitoes weren't harassing you. It can make taking photos in nature quite harrowing when you constantly have to swat at those little beasties. Posted 14 days ago

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The lace monitor or tree goanna is a member of the monitor lizard family native to eastern Australia. A large lizard, it can reach 2 m in total length and 14 kg in weight. The lace monitor is considered to be a least-concern species according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature .

Similar species: Scaled Reptiles
Species identified by Ernst
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Uploaded Feb 11, 2020. Captured Feb 10, 2020 18:17 in 60 Whimbrel Dr, Nerong NSW 2423, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 700D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/256s
  • ISO100
  • 135mm