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Unread postby Pilane » Sun Mar 16, 2008 1:34 pm

Thats a Nile (Water) monitor :wink:

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Unread postby bentley » Sat Apr 19, 2008 11:06 am

What is the average weight and length of an adult water monitor ?
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Re: Water Monitors

Unread postby Bush Andy » Fri Dec 05, 2008 11:32 am

These were seen on the S3 near Pahbeni gate in July 2006, thought they were mating but they were ripping each other to shreds (not literally of course) so it might be fighting between two males??

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Re: Water Monitors

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:18 pm

Awesome sighting :D
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Re: ID help needed for lizard

Unread postby Yolandé Oelsen » Tue Feb 17, 2009 9:06 pm

I wasn't sure where to post this, as I have no knowledge of reptiles.
But can someone please ID this big guy for me. Ran into him on the road near Klipdrift Dam, Potchefstroom

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Re: ID help needed for lizard

Unread postby BushSnake » Tue Feb 17, 2009 9:19 pm

That is a nile monitor / Waterlikkewaan / Varanus niloticus, and by the looks of it a big one too!
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Unread postby Yolandé Oelsen » Tue Feb 17, 2009 10:53 pm

Thanks Bushsnake :thumbs_up:
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Re: ID help needed for lizard

Unread postby Johann » Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:20 am

I took photos of these guys at Mapungubwe's Confluence lookout in 2008 and sent my pics to Johan Marais. He id'ed them as Platysaurus intermedius cf. rhodesianus, commonly known as the Common Flat lizard.
The ones at Mapungubwe being different from the ones found elsewhere in the country.
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Unread postby bentley » Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:50 am

What do you reakon got hold this poor creature ? It was still alive...
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Unread postby Magic Guarri » Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:14 am

Hi everyone!
Could you please help me? Is that a Nile Monitor?

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This huge monitor was about 1 1/2 meter long! We saw him on the way to Shingwedzi Camp.

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Re: ID help needed for lizard

Unread postby ice » Sat May 22, 2010 10:30 am

what kind of huge beast is that? monitor lizard?

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sorry the pics are so blurry but they are screen shots off a very shake video my wife took (handheld camera, maximum zoom)

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Re: ID help needed for lizard

Unread postby ice » Sat May 22, 2010 11:08 am

here's another one

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thanks

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Re: ID help needed for lizard

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Sun May 23, 2010 11:34 pm

Rock Monitor, nice specimen! :thumbs_up:
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Re: ID help needed for lizard

Unread postby ice » Mon May 24, 2010 7:05 am

Rusty Justy wrote:Rock Monitor, nice specimen! :thumbs_up:


so both are rock monitors? because I wasn't very clear in my postings: the first two pictures (blurry) were taken on another than the third one

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Re: Water Monitors

Unread postby Elsa » Fri Mar 18, 2011 5:30 pm

We came across this Water Monitor on the S30 in Kruger last month that had had its tail bitten off, we can only assume it was by a Crocodile?


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