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Lace monitor

Varanus varius


Grows to 1.5 - 2metres in length. dark steel grey above with yellow or cream bands or rows of spots, cream underside. Toes are equipped with long strong claws used for climbing & the tongue is long & forked.


Eastern Australian forests & coastal tablelands, mainly up large trees. They come down to forage for food, which includes insects, small mammals, reptiles, birds & eggs - they also feed readily on carrion including road kill.

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New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Dec 30, 2011
Submitted on Jul 13, 2014

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