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Lace Monitor

Varanus varius


Lace monitors are the second-largest monitor in Australia after the perentie. They can be as long as 2.1 m with a head-and-body length of up to 76.5 cm. The tail is long and slender and about 1.5 times the length of the head and body. The maximum weight of lace monitor can be 20 kg.


Found climbing up a tree near our campsite at Amity Point, Stradbroke Island QLD.

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PaigeMatthews 7 years ago

It sure is! He was very cheeky lol

AliceGreenup 7 years ago

Is that the one that was trying to get into our bait bucket?!

PaigeMatthews 7 years ago

Yeah this guy was definitely not shy around the campsite!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Nice find. I love watching these guys. Sometimes they get a bit intimidating though. Especially when tourists feed them too much and they get big and fearless.

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Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Apr 10, 2014
Submitted on Apr 10, 2014

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