Posts Tagged ‘reptiles

The goanna that was too greedy for its own good

Feb 17, 2014 | Discuss

By Chris Watson (Above: a Sand Monitor in healthier times – Chris Watson) Land for Wildlife coordinator Matt, made a gruesome discovery on one of his lunchtime constitutionals recently. There, by the back fence, was a dead Gould’s Sand Monitor Varanus gouldii, with a reptilian tail protruding from its lifeless jaws. Initially we thought it might have been a snake that had proved too long for the monitor to eat, or eject, and so it might have choked or starved to death. On closer ins...Read more