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Goanna – Big Aussie Lizard

I went for a drive the other day out to Brim, in Western Victoria, to photograph the silo murals for Vic Pics.  I had my younger son Brad with me and we came across this be fella on one of the back roads.  He, or maybe it was a she, is a goanna (Australian monitor lizard) that was sitting on the side of the road, before walking across the narrow strip of bitumen to some trees.

I’d seen goannas in the Northern Territory back in the ’90s, but I hadn’t seen one in Victoria until now.  It was definitely something new for 12 year old Brad too!

Goanna lizard crossing country road

Goanna lizard crossing a country road in western Victoria