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Images Dated 24th September 2004

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Merten s Water Monitor Lizard Featured 24 Sep 2004 Print

Merten s Water Monitor Lizard

Mertens Water Monitor Lizard
Manning Gorge, Kimberleys, Western Australia.
Varanus mertensi
Found along small streams and creeks in tropical northern Australia. Often seen sunning on exposed rocks. Superb swimmer, eating fish, frogs, shrimps and crabs in the Wet Season. Can hold breath for several minutes. In the Dry Season when streams become pools or dry up completely they eat insects, birds eggs, spiders ants, small mammals and carrion. Lay 10-14 eggs in burrows 50cm deep. Eggs hatch from 182-316 days depending on the temperature.
Don Hadden
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