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Monitor/GeckoVaranus rosenbergi   

Rosenberg's Monitor at Illilanga & Baroona

Varanus rosenbergi at Illilanga & Baroona - 15 Feb 2017

Identification history

Monitor/Gecko Varanus rosenbergi 18 Oct 2017 GeoffRobertson
Monitor/Gecko Varanus rosenbergi 18 Oct 2017 Illilanga

Author's notes

Private property. No public access without permission. Accidentally caught in our bunny trap. Set free with a lot of hissing. ;)

3 comments

   18 Oct 2017
Nice looking animal
WillO wrote:
   19 Oct 2017
I have often wondered how dependent larger Rosenberg's Monitors are on rabbits - in the absence of the original native ground layer rodents and marsupials that they included in their diet.
Illilanga wrote:
   19 Oct 2017
I am certain that rabbits make up a huge part of their diet now, based on what we have seen. We have accidentally trapped Rosenberg's twice in our rabbit traps... I am almost certain that the smell attracted them. We now check all our rabbit warrens with a camera before fumigating. Most of our rabbits use "hides" which I am sure the monitors (and snakes) appreciate. ;)

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Location information

Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Very Rare / Threatened
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 15 Feb 2017 4:42 PM Recorded on
  • Illilanga Recorded by
  • Website Reported via
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