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Common Indian Monitor Lizard

Varanus bengalensis


Was basking in the sun on a huge fallen tree trunk.

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AnjaliAnantharam 7 years ago

Thanks Ctsetan, Satyan... I have seen smaller ones but in this place..I got to see some real big ones...

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Wild Things 7 years ago

Lovely pic. They usually are spotted in the morning, basking.

ChimeTsetan 7 years ago

wow, this one seems well fed..... the ones which i see around here are lean and mean (they don't let me take their pics).
good pic.

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Shimoga, Karnataka, India

Lat: 13.92, Long: 75.57

Spotted on Dec 22, 2010
Submitted on Nov 22, 2011

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