Monitor in a can

Published 10 Feb 2016 
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Black-headed Monitor (Varanus tristis) in a can.<br/> Black-headed Monitor (Varanus tristis) with his head stuck in a can.  Just north of Eurardy Station on Brand Highway. Black-headed Monitor (Varanus tristis) in a can.
Black-headed Monitor (Varanus tristis) with his head stuck in a can. Just north of Eurardy Station on Brand Highway.
Black-headed Monitor (Varanus tristis) in a tree.<br/> Black-headed Monitor (Varanus tristis) in the tree after having his head carefully and safely removed from a can. Black-headed Monitor (Varanus tristis) in a tree.
Black-headed Monitor (Varanus tristis) in the tree after having his head carefully and safely removed from a can.

Lots happening at Hamelin Station over the summer period, and we hope to fill you in soon on the main task of sheep and goat removal and infrastructure development. 

However, after just spending a week in Geraldton working on our conservation action planning, we came across this heart-breaking scene just after passing Eurardy Reserve, on the way home to Hamelin Station. We think the picture speaks for itself.

After Greg safely removed this black-headed monitor’s head from the can, he was released into a tree and seemed quite content to spend some time just hanging about, having a breather.

Black-headed Monitor (Varanus tristis) in a tree.<br/> Black-headed Monitor (Varanus tristis) in the tree after having his head carefully and safely removed from a can. Black-headed Monitor (Varanus tristis) in a tree.
Black-headed Monitor (Varanus tristis) in the tree after having his head carefully and safely removed from a can.