Brett Peden, Field Officer at Scottsdale Reserve, came across this handsome beast hanging around the shed complex the other day.
A Rosenberg's Monitor, or Heath Monitor (Varanus rosenbergi), is a species of monitor lizard found in disjunct populations across southern Australia.
Ground dwelling and with distinctive yellow close bands on its tail this species was late in being recognised as distinct from the more common lace monitor.
We're lucky enough to have a healthy population on the reserve.
A welcome surprise to the shed area though!