Monitor pictures-Thread

Discussion in 'Australian Lizards and Monitors' started by Callopistes, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. Imported_tuatara

    Imported_tuatara Well-Known Member

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    don't think that's a safe way of transportation, but if it gets the job done sure?.. :D
     
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    Great pics smittiferous and oshiki,they look great

    Such a shame to see that stunning monitor as roadkill ,man that had some decent choppers on it , bet you would know if you had hit that in a normal car


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    Monitor roadkill unfortunately is almost as common as brown snake or shingle back roadkill around our way.
     
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    Check back with me in a few months...
     
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    B10, for smittiferous, and some of a yearling Heath Monitor. Yellows on the Lacie wash out under flash to white. Both animals are shedding also.

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    Speaking of road kill. Just saw another Heath Monitor the other day. This one was roughly 30 centimeters snout vent length. Poor critter.

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    ^^^ This is terrible. I don't know why people don't make a little effort to avoid wildlife.
     
  8. Imported_tuatara

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    some do it just for fun, and even if others see get nothing for it.
     
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    Yes... The world is full of A-holes. 30+ year old gravid female Macrochelodina expansa hit and killed less than 12 inches from the edge of the bitumen... If that wasn't deliberate, I'm Elvis Presley.
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  10. Sheldoncooper

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    U can fill an empty glass u can't fill a empty head.

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    No doubt its deliberate. Lots of farmers think turtles foul their dams. I've even witnessed a DSE employee do it a few times in a department vehicle, swerved on the other side of the road to get one. He should of been sacked over it but his supervisor thought nothing of it back then and was/is a common occurance in that area.
     
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    I've no idea where they'd get that idea from, if anything, they'd keep the water cleaner. I've spoken to many farmers up his way that farm yabbies in their farm dams and see turtles as a pest because they eat the yabbies, that has some merit but fouling the dams is just ridiculous.
     
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    Doesn’t mean we should stop trying though. I know I never will even when it falls on deaf ears.
     
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    I agree with u !
    I'm just saying that some people are wired different and get enjoyment out of killing things or seeing things in pain. Thats hard to fix

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    i meen shiz, there's a fetish that is crushing up live animals, i'd think anything is possible.(not lying either)
     
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    Some nice looking Heath's over your way, looks like a male animal to me, going on overall size and head shape (and taking into account the state it's in).
     
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    Very hard. I love true crime and even considered doing a degree in criminology a few years ago and a major trait in a lot of serial killers is the urge to kill or torture small animals. Then there’s those who have been taught that animals (specifically reptiles/snakes) should be killed on site. I think the latter can be taught to think differently.
     
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    eh, don't think any 60 year old hillbilly shooting every animal he sees with a rifle will learn, ever. the older generations are almost impossible if not impossible usually to teach, they're more stubborn with their beliefs.
     
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    It’s all about how you educate someone. People can be more receptive than you think, if you go about it the right way.

    Not saying that everyone can be turned, but a lot can.
     
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    My Yellow Spotted monitor is is packing on the weight. Even tho I am closely watching her diet and food intake.. guess she's gonna need a bigger cage [​IMG][​IMG]

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