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Published 08 Apr 2015 
about  Scottsdale Reserve  
Head up.<br/> Head up.
Tasting the air.<br/> Tasting the air.
About 1.5m in length.<br/> About 1.5m in length.

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!

Head up.<br/> Head up.
Tasting the air.<br/> Tasting the air.
About 1.5m in length.<br/> About 1.5m in length.