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Lace Monitor
Varanus varius

One of the largest of Australia's lizards at 210 cm, the Lace Monitor (or Lace Goanna) is a moderately common resident of Australia's eastern coastal regions, becoming rare into Victoria and SA. They can become habituated to humans at camp sites, although often still wary, making their way up trees if feeling threatened. As with other several monitors, they lay their eggs in termite mounds in order to provide a constant temperature for incubation.

Lace Monitor

1: Bobbin Head, NSW, 22/10/2011.