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Drat! No luck there either ... hmmm... thinking, thinking!

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By Bernieh


Drat!  No luck there either ... hmmm... thinking, thinking!

These beauties are members of the monitor lizard family - the Australian members of which are commonly known as goannas. They're commonly found all along the east coast of Oz.



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Handsome! What do they eat, Bernieh? If they grow to 6' anything they fancy would appear to be the answer!!!!

1 Nov, 2009

 

Bscott - they will eat insects, reptiles, small mammals, birds and birds' eggs. I think the lace monitors actually eat more birds and eggs than other goannas.

1 Nov, 2009

 

Ahh, i didn't realise these are the same as Goannas.
One of your other Australian 'cousins' posted a Goanna picture recently and here is another one !

He/she's a biggie!
Will they push through your fencing or do you manage to keep out all the unwanted wildlife quite well ?

1 Nov, 2009

 

Louise, yes we commonly refer to these lovelies as goannas ... there's no chance of keeping them out. They will find a space somewhere or climb up a tree to gain access ... there's really no way of stopping the wildlife from getting in as we're surrounded by bush and the property is on the side of a hill so it's almost impossible to have the fencing all the way to the ground.

1 Nov, 2009

 

Great shot

1 Nov, 2009

 

Brill shot gone on favs.....

1 Nov, 2009

 

Shame it's tail is out of sight Carol - the bands on that are lovely as well as the lacy pattern on it's skin.

1 Nov, 2009

 

think it was the way he was looking as if he is thinkink or something, on second thoughts wondering how he can get in.....

1 Nov, 2009

 

Isnt he a handsome creature............

1 Nov, 2009

 

Wow! And I get excited when I see newts in our pond! What a good looking dude!

20 Nov, 2009

 

Saw him again just yesterday - he really is beautiful.

20 Nov, 2009



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