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Postby aurelius » Tue Dec 10, 2013 2:57 pm

Hey there.

Please would somebody be so kind as to assist with the correct ID of this? Believe it or not, this was captured within the motor compartment of a fridge in Roodepoort area. As I am not that familiar with Monitors, I was hoping that one of you guys or gals would be able to help. It appears to be a Varanus niloticus, but I am not certain...

Many thanks for your assistance!

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Re: Water Monitor

Postby jka » Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:05 pm

That is a Nile Monitor (Varanus niloticus)
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Re: Water Monitor

Postby aurelius » Tue Dec 10, 2013 5:01 pm

Many thanks JKA!
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Re: Water Monitor

Postby Jamster » Wed Dec 11, 2013 1:12 am

Indeed it is and a bl¤¤dy beautiful one at that!
1.0-reticulated python (Ripcord)
1.1-burmese pythons
5.5-brown house snakes
1.0-taiwanese ratsnake
3.8-BCI
1.1-corn snakes
1.2-rhombic skaapstekers
1.0-yellow rat snake
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Re: Water Monitor

Postby Snake Charmer » Wed Dec 11, 2013 2:28 pm

Beautiful little thing!
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Re: Water Monitor

Postby aurelius » Thu Dec 12, 2013 11:38 am

Thank you for the feedback from everyone.
Much appreciated. My idea is to release this in a Nature Reserve on the weekend, close to a dam with rocky outcrops surrounding the area.
Or should I first fatten him/her up beforehand? Looks a bit on the thin side...
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Re: Water Monitor

Postby Jamster » Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:37 pm

It isnt thin at all really, looks quite healthy to me.
1.0-reticulated python (Ripcord)
1.1-burmese pythons
5.5-brown house snakes
1.0-taiwanese ratsnake
3.8-BCI
1.1-corn snakes
1.2-rhombic skaapstekers
1.0-yellow rat snake
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