Lace Monitor (pic heavy)

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  1. ssnakeboyy

    ssnakeboyy Active Member

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    A lace Monitor decided to cruse through my yard today in Chandler. I have never seen any monitors around here before but have heard of stories of Lacies near the swimming plantation. I managed a few shots in the hour i was following him and now i want one :) here are a few shots (shame i dont have a macro lens)

    [​IMG]Sand Monitor (Varanus Gouldii) by Reptilezz, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Sand Monitor (Varanus Gouldii) by Reptilezz, on Flickr

    yawning

    [​IMG]Sand Monitor (Varanus Gouldii) by Reptilezz, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Sand Monitor (Varanus Gouldii) by Reptilezz, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Sand Monitor (Varanus Gouldii) by Reptilezz, on Flickr
     
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    baker Well-Known Member

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    It's a lace monitor (Varanus varius) not a gouldii. You got some good photos of it.
    Cheers Cameron
     
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    Bushman Very Well-Known Member

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    As Cameron mentions, you've taken some beaut pics of a good-looking Lacey, rather than a Sandy there.
    A good way to tell the difference between Lacies and Sandies is that Lacies have a black snout tip and a few broad black bars around the lower jaw, though they are a bit faint and broken on that specimen.
     
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    Thanks guys, I was thinking that the patterning didnt look quite right for a sand monitor but i havent seen a lace monitor that yellow before. Still cool either way
     
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