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Yellow-spotted Monitor/Argus Monitor

Varanus panoptes panoptes


Mottled greyish or brown, with rows of yellow or greenish spots. Tip of tail yellow, banded with brown.


Sparse scrubland.


This is the little goanna that had been trying to chow down on the Giant Frog (spotting: Thank you Ashley for identifying this critter! - Further reference:


armadeus.4 8 years ago

It does hey :) Quite happy to let me be close by taking pics...very glad it didn't get startled and run up my legs ha ha

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

That one looks powerful.

AshleyT 9 years ago

To add a video, you can upload it to youtube first, then place the youtube link in the box on the right labeled "youtube" while editing your spotting

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Western Australia, Australia

Spotted on Apr 5, 2015
Submitted on Apr 7, 2015

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