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Varanus sp. (genus)

A goanna at Ainslie, ACT

Varanus sp. (genus) at Ainslie, ACT - 25 Mar 1955
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Identification history

Varanus sp. (genus) 8 Apr 2021 DonFletcher

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Newspaper article from 1955, found by Matthew Higgins, reports a goanna in Tyson St Ainslie. It was killed by a young woman with a shovel, seemingly to protect children from the risk of goannas and snakes in the long grass. Species unknown.

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Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Rare or uncommon Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 25 Mar 1955 11:49 AM Recorded on
  • DonFletcher Recorded by

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