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Monitor: Rock

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Re: Monitor: Rock

Unread post by Mfezi » Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:59 pm

This one was curious to see what was going on outside... :D

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Re: Monitor: Rock

Unread post by roaneric » Sun Mar 20, 2016 11:50 am

Hi everyone.

Is this a rock monitor or a water monitor lizard? We saw him at our tent in Skukuza in March.

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Re: Monitor: Rock

Unread post by isinkwe » Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:34 am

Hi Roaneric
What you have here is a Rock Monitor
The best way to tell is by the shape of the head ( colouring is also different) Water monitor is darker and also has yellowish spotting )
The water monitors have a far more streamlined head ( more slipstreamed for swimming)
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The rock monitor has a more bulbous head shape ( the older they get the bulbous head is more noticeable)
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Hope that helps you :D :thumbs_up:
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Re: Monitor: Rock

Unread post by Gerhardd » Wed Apr 06, 2016 3:25 am

Isinkwe

Is this a water/rock or tree monitor??? :hmz: :lol:

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Re: Monitor: Rock

Unread post by isinkwe » Wed Apr 06, 2016 9:01 am

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It is a Water Monitor
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Re: Monitor: Rock

Unread post by Gerhardd » Wed Apr 06, 2016 11:14 am

Hehehe...

You sure its not a tree monitor? :lol:

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We found quite a few up in the trees next to the Limpopo now in March.

Might be because of the drought and lack of water they preffer the trees ?


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