Perenti Goanna -Central Australia Nov 07~
Taken on the Stuart Highway en route to King’s canyon Central Australia. A Monitor commonly caught and captured by indigenous people for food. This Perenti was about 2 metres long. He posed for about 3 minutes and then politely let me know that it was time to go. (flared out his throat and hissed). Absolutely stunning reptile to see in his natural habitat. My guess he had never met with humankind before..only because of the location he was found (its semi arid desert and nothing else and the mere fact he was still alive). They can grow to 3 metres and are second in size to the Komodo Dragon.
I hope you appreciate him.
Featured in Australian Wildlife twice~!!! :))))