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Lace Monitor - Varanus varius I asked if I could move the grass out of its face ,but I was given a clear no don&rsquo;t.<br />
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Lace Monitor - Varanus varius

I asked if I could move the grass out of its face ,but I was given a clear no don’t.

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  1. At up to 2m I would prolly respect that too :o) Posted 2 months ago
    1. Yes you have to watch them. Many get used to people having a bbq whilst camping and some monitors get very determined and demand a pice of meat or sausage. Posted 2 months ago
      1. Is their byte infectious like with the Komodo dragon? That would make for even more "willingness" to share your goodies ;o) Posted 2 months ago
  2. Lol, awesome! Posted 2 months ago
    1. Thank you Christine Posted 2 months ago
  3. Great shot Ernst, what an awesome lizard . Posted 2 months ago
    1. It is alwise a joy to find them and observe them especially when they are searching for bird nests in tree hollows. Very smart lizard. Posted 2 months ago
  4. Fantastic dragon. Posted 2 months ago
    1. Thank you Ferdy Posted 2 months ago
  5. The big ones are quite intimidating. I have seen them rush tourists to make them drop their picnics lol.
    Nice capture.
    Posted 2 months ago, modified 2 months ago
    1. Yes I know the feeling when that happens. Just give them the meat and don’t argue. Posted 2 months 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 Mar 13, 2020. Captured Mar 12, 2020 18:11 in 3 Coupland Ave, Tea Gardens NSW 2324, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 700D
  • f/11.0
  • 1/128s
  • ISO400
  • 67mm