Monitor lizards at #TheHaven

Flora and Fauna at #TheHaven

#Haven #Eaglet, #Nature’s temporary loan to us at #TheHaven…..

Monitor lizard is the common name of several large lizard species, comprising the genus Varanus.

Monitor lizards have long necks, powerful tails and claws, and well-developed limbs.

Most monitor species are terrestrial, but arboreal and semiaquatic monitors are also known. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monitor_lizard

This monitor lizard is King of the Lake. The otters stay out of the water when this predator is ‘fishing’.

#TheHaven

At #TheHaven, monitor lizards have been spotted on land (terrestrial), on trees (arboreal) and in the waters of #LakeHaven.

Those who swim in #LakeHaven must be Malaysia’s Water monitor lizards.

THIS IS THE GRAND DADDY OF MONITOR LIZARDS…

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Recently spotted: A predator gets its prey!

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A monitor lizard comes out for a swim…

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7 August 2016

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22 April 2016

Exactly a week ago, I asked where the grand daddy of monitor lizards was.

This morning, our photographer went silently around, peeping under bushes, searching…and SUDDENLY, she saw it, the GRAND DADDY OF MONITOR LIZARDS. 

Startled, it shot away so quickly that she barely had time to react, which is why the photos are slightly unclear.

Never mind about the quality of our photos now. We’ll get better ones next time.

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Later today, a teeny weeny one was spotted near our restaurant, the #Cuisines. A grandson?

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15 April 2016

I saw a monitor lizard this morning, at about 10.15 am. It was right at the water’s edge.

As soon as it spotted me, it plunged into the waters of #LakeHaven. It was too quick for me! Before I could even point my camera at it, it was gone.

At this spot.

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I waited and waited for it to emerge. How long can a monitor lizard stay underwater? Perhaps 30 minutes.

I waited but it didn’t come back up. I searched along the bank but couldn’t see it anywhere.

We shall meet another day, Water Monitor Lizard!

#LakeHaven is a sanctuary for monitor liizards.

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