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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.

    comments (11)

  1. At up to 2m I would prolly respect that too :o) Posted 16 days 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 15 days ago
      1. Is their byte infectious like with the Komodo dragon? That would make for even more "willingness" to share your goodies ;o) Posted 14 days ago
  2. Lol, awesome! Posted 16 days ago
    1. Thank you Christine Posted 15 days ago
  3. Great shot Ernst, what an awesome lizard . Posted 16 days 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 15 days ago
  4. Fantastic dragon. Posted 16 days ago
    1. Thank you Ferdy Posted 15 days ago
  5. The big ones are quite intimidating. I have seen them rush tourists to make them drop their picnics lol.
    Nice capture.
    Posted 15 days ago, modified 15 days ago
    1. Yes I know the feeling when that happens. Just give them the meat and don’t argue. Posted 15 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 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