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Water monitor

Varanus salvator

4 Species ID Suggestions

Water monitor
Varanus salvator
Water monitor
Varanus salvator Water monitor
carlabrauer 12 years ago
Komodo Dragon
Varanus komodoensis Komodo dragon
Bengal monitor
Varanus bengalensis Bengal monitor

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OK, best if you can download the pic to a pc and then upload it again from there, do you have that facility?

avbaga 12 years ago

Cause it crops automaticaly, i post full picture but my phone crop it

avbaga, both these photos are crops taken from the same picture, why not just post the entire picture?

avbaga 12 years ago

Hi, all! I add one more photo with his head. Hope it will help you to ident this reptile.

NuwanChathuranga 12 years ago

from it's brown color i suggest it's a bengal monitor water monitors are mostly black

For information, the Komodo is a member of the Monitor family and an alternate name is Komodo Monitor. Monitors can grow to over 3 metres (10 feet) and have a habit of resting in small depressions under dead leaves. I can be unnerving if you walk past one and disturb it in the jungle.... I know!

FoTony 12 years ago

I have seen one in north Sulawesi but by the time I had my camera at hand it took off in a hurry.

Christiane 12 years ago

I think so too.. I have seen them in Sri Lanka/India. They can get big!

FoTony 12 years ago

It would have been a lot easier if the head was showing but I think it is a Water monitor.

I agree it is most likely a Monitor, Komodos do not live there. Pity about the missing body parts!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 12 years ago

I don¨t think is a Komodo Dragon,Komodos only live in Indonesia in the Komodo Island no in Sri Lanka India.

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 12 years ago

Nice spot
Looks like a Monitor is like a big lizard
Will be good idea to have the photos whit a completed body for ID.

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Galkulama, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka

Spotted on May 1, 2011
Submitted on Jan 22, 2012

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