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 Post subject: Re: Rock Monitor
Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 12:36 pm 
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:lol: :lol: :lol: Good luck with the Nappies!!!

Monitor lizards, will eat what ever moves, and fits down their throats!!! :D Snakes do form part of their diet, but im sure not as a high percentage. Have seen images of a Rock Monitor eating a Puff Adder somewhere before.

As for the Water Bowls, I think you do!! :D

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 Post subject: Monitor Lizard versus Squirrel
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During our recent stay at Letata my son and I had the opportunity, all alone!, to follow a big (over a meter) monitor lizard searching for something to eat p a tree and trying to capture e squirrel.
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He had no chance at all....

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 Post subject: Re: Monitor Lizard versus Squirrel
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Amazing sighting, Rumuruti. :clap:
It's fast and nimble vs slow and cumbersome :tongue:
Squirrel 1-0.


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 Post subject: Re: Monitor Lizard versus Squirrel
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From those pictures it looks like the squirrel escaped. Am I right? Was the monitor not maybe after baby squirels in a hole in the tree, or something else in the area? There seem to be a big hole in the tree, but I can't be sure because the angle isn't that good. The reason I ask is that that adult squirrel looks as if she (or he??) is protecting something, because she would have been able to escape quite easily from that position. Monitors may be fast, but they still can't compete against squirrels.

O, and these really are some great photos of a very interesting sighting!

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 Post subject: Re: Monitor Lizard versus Squirrel
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I thought the same, squirrels are very protective, but couldn't tell if there was a hole in the tree plus the chase had started at the base of the tree and went on for about 20/30 minutes.

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 Post subject: Re: Monitor Lizard versus Squirrel
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The squirrel made an east escape over the head of the monitor, who then gave up and stopped for nap.

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 Post subject: Re: Do you know what this is?
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Is this a baby rock monitor?

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 Post subject: Re: Do you know what this is?
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It is and its very beautiful :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Monitor: Rock
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I Found this at LS

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 Post subject: Re: Seen at LS
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Nice sighting New Fan! Looks like a rock Monitor and they are really good at clinging to rocks well in this case walls :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Seen at LS
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Wow. Nice sighting. Thanks for sharing.


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 Post subject: Re: Seen at LS
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Looks like they must have moosa mozzies at LS New_Fan :big_eyes:

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 Post subject: Re: Seen at LS
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Why would you say that BB

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 Post subject: Re: Seen at LS
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moosa geckos :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Seen at LS
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That would explain it hey

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Well done BB
Had my whole office in a laughing fit :dance:

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