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Water monitor lizard

Varanus salvator


The water monitor is a large lizard that native to South and Southeast Asia. These lizard known one of the most common monitor lizards found throughout Asia, and range from Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and India to Indochina, the Malay Peninsula, and various islands of Indonesia, living in areas close to water.


water, land


Bumped into a huge Varanus salvator just few meters away from home. Luckily we manage to stop our car when the water monitor lizard crossing through the road, heading to its nest. In Papua, much larger Varanus sp. (V. salvadorii) inhabit the land, claimed to be the longest among their genus

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Ipoh, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Spotted on Oct 26, 2014
Submitted on Oct 28, 2014

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