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Nile Monitor

Varanus niloticus


This Water Monitor was just starting to cross the road when we came in the car. We stopped and it slowly crossed the road, then turned around and went back again.


Seen crossing the road through a mud puddle near the Mbuluzi River.

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Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Super series.

pamsai 6 years ago

thanks Viv, Kate and Smith's Zoo. It was a great day. Usually they just rush away, but this one walked across the road, turned round and walked slowly back.

Smith Zoo
Smith Zoo 6 years ago

Gorgeous series!

KateBraun 6 years ago

Great pics! That section of the Mbuluzi gorge keeps turning up great sightings.

VivBraznell 6 years ago

Great spotting Pam!

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Sifundza seLubombo, Swaziland

Spotted on Mar 30, 2014
Submitted on Mar 30, 2014

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