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Sun Mar 16, 2008 1:34 pm Unread post
Thats a Nile (Water) monitor :wink:
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Sat Apr 19, 2008 11:06 am Unread post
What is the average weight and length of an adult water monitor ?


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Fri Dec 05, 2008 11:32 am Unread post
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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Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:18 pm Unread post
Awesome sighting :D


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Tue Feb 17, 2009 9:06 pm Unread post
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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Tue Feb 17, 2009 9:19 pm Unread post
That is a nile monitor / Waterlikkewaan / Varanus niloticus, and by the looks of it a big one too!


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Tue Feb 17, 2009 10:53 pm Unread post
Thanks Bushsnake :thumbs_up:


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Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:20 am Unread post
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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Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:50 am Unread post
What do you reakon got hold this poor creature ? It was still alive...
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nile monitor? please help

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Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:14 am Unread post
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.

Thank you!

See you in Kruger 2010!
Karin


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Sat May 22, 2010 10:30 am Unread post
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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Sat May 22, 2010 11:08 am Unread post
here's another one

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Sun May 23, 2010 11:34 pm Unread post
Rock Monitor, nice specimen! :thumbs_up:


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Mon May 24, 2010 7:05 am Unread post
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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Fri Mar 18, 2011 5:30 pm Unread post
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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