Varanus scalaris Spotted Tree Monitor
Litchfield National Park, Northern Territory, AustraliaNovember 18, 2009
A small Varanus scalaris and I startled each other on the trail that starts and ends at the base of Wangi Falls and visits the top of said falls along the way. It ran deep into a small hollow log. I could see it there, but just barely, and not enough for a photo. It was a beautiful lizard. I hope I’ll see another one someday.

I’ve written up an account of this three-week trip to Australia here.

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