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Aaahaa!!! Aren't I a clever little lizard?

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By Bernieh


Aaahaa!!!  Aren't I a clever little lizard?

This is the second largest monitor lizard in Australia - they can grow to 2 metres long from head to the tip of the tail!



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Oooo...I hope he doesn't get his head stuck in there, Bernieh! He's rather sweet...
;-)

1 Nov, 2009

 

Great pictures Bernieh, was just wondering how large they grew, thats one big lizard............

1 Nov, 2009

 

Bscott - they certainly have impressive markings ... but about being sweet - they have nasty sharp teeth and claws. Usually they will run away from you - but I wouldn't like to get too close to them.

1 Nov, 2009

 

This one isn't fully grown yet Simbad - he was just over a metre long. They can get to around 2 metres.

1 Nov, 2009

 

If it don't fit force it lol

1 Nov, 2009

 

Lol... yes Morgana it was a tight squeeze but it got through.

1 Nov, 2009

 

A daredevil then suprises me what animals will do to get food.

1 Nov, 2009

 

I've seen it climb up that gum tree outside the chook pen and then climb down the other side before - but this morning it was obviously too hungry for that!

1 Nov, 2009

 

lol :o)

1 Nov, 2009

 

They look nice but think i'll pass on getting close up to him. Good photo....

1 Nov, 2009

 

Yes ... I give them a wide berth too Carol!! Lovely to watch from a safe distance up on my verandah though.

1 Nov, 2009

 

Dont blame you.

1 Nov, 2009

 

Lovely pics of the monitor

3 Nov, 2009

 

WOW!!! That's one big lizard! Do they bite?
I don't think I would want to be too close
to this lizard!

13 Nov, 2009

 

Yes they sure can bite Andy ... horrible sharp teeth! But I've never been close enough to find out how excruciating that pain must be ... I always give these lovelies a very wide berth!

13 Nov, 2009

 

Bernieh:

Wow! That's a good idea...give them a lot of room.
I do the same with our alligator lizards...which
are not afraid of humans and can give a nasty bite
...however, they only grow to 24 inches / 61cm max.

13 Nov, 2009

 

Great photo fascinating to watch from a very long way away don't like the sound of big teeth and claws!

18 Nov, 2009

 

Yes Sueb - best viewed from a distance!

19 Nov, 2009



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