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Varanus varius

9 Lace Monitor at Hall, ACT

Varanus varius at Hall, ACT - 25 Mar 2021
Varanus varius at Hall, ACT - 25 Mar 2021
Varanus varius at Hall, ACT - 25 Mar 2021
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Identification history

Varanus varius 25 Mar 2021 wombey
Varanus varius 25 Mar 2021 Keltshi

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Significant sighting

26 Mar 2021

Lace Monitor records are now very rare within the ACT

3 comments

WillO wrote:
   25 Mar 2021
Excellent record of this now very 'uncommon' goanna - well done. Just checking, was the sighting just inside the ACT or just in NSW? Thanks, Will
   26 Mar 2021
This seems to be a significant sighting, a Tree Goanna just inside the ACT and unlikely to be ex-captive. Species now almost extinct now in the ACT. It is ~15km from the known Tree Goanna area to the north. However its prospects of long term survival seem poor because the patch of bush it is in is likely to be much too small to sustain it and the Barton Highway separates that from the next nearest bit of bush.
Keltshi wrote:
   3 Apr 2021
The Tree Goanna was sighted in Travelling Stock Route (TSR) near Hall, one of Canberra Nature Park areas.

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Location information

Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Rare or uncommon Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 25 Mar 2021 02:11 PM Recorded on
  • Keltshi Recorded by

Additional information

  • Unknown Gender

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