What a big fellow – or girl. Wonder what it’s just eaten? Aren’t they beautifully patterned?
He/she was in a freedom camp ground. We were the only ones staying there and I think it had been scavenging around the camp fires. They certainly are beautiful
Am I the only reader not knowing the name of this creature with the mighty tail?
He was an unknown to most people that left a comment. He is a goanna a type of Australian monitor lizard, there are 20 different species over here.
I might have recognised a kangaroo or koala…! 🙂
I think most people worldwide recognise them
That was just a joke! 🙂
ok what is that on the tree, alligator, crocodile?? where was this???? no the snout is too small, a big lizzard
Yes it is a big lizard, known as a goanna, an Australian monitor lizard. They are quite shy and will run away from you, in this case he zapped up that tree very quickly
Oh my what a Beauty lovely patterns.
Great picture x
Thanks Sheila he is lovely to look at, but he has very long claws so kept my distance when taking the photos
Goodness! What a beast!
He certainly was Sue and I was pleased he ran away from us and not toward us…
is it a monitor lizard? it looks way too big to climb a tree!
Spot on, that is a Goanna and is an Australian monitor lizard Gilly. Though quite big he climbed that tree very quickly when he saw us. Those long claws helped him grip.
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