REPTILIAN TUESDAY #53
Today’s reptile can be found in Eastern Australia, so let’s head to the land down under! Grab your hiking boots and walking stick and let’s head out to meet…
MEET THE LACE MONITOR!
Range/Habitat: Australia/ forests
Diet: Carnivore: birds, eggs, reptiles
Length: 5-6 ft
Conservation Status: common
- Lace monitors are gray-bluish with yellow spots.
- They have long claws for climbing.
- Lace monitors have long necks.
- Lace monitors are solitary.
- They are Australia’s second largest lizard.
- Female lace monitors lay their eggs in a termite mound.
Lace monitors are super cool lizards. We were wondering if they would make tree climbing buddies. What do you think?
Whilst holidaying in the bushland of Australia a Lace Monitor came into the Caravan Park looking for food. Its powerful body surprised me as it whirled about at great speed. It ended its foraging by scrambling up the trunk of a very tall tree with speed unequaled by anything I’d ever seen…!