Sand Goanna – Varanus gouldii
The Sand Goanna is a species of large Australian monitor lizard, also known as Gould’s monitor. They inhabit a vast range throughout Australia and can reach an average length of 140 cm and can weigh as much as 6 kg. They can be found in northern and eastern Australia, where they inhabit open woodlands and grasslands.
The diets of hatchlings and juveniles often consist mostly of insects and small lizards, but generally varies more with age. Adult monitors will prey on mice, small birds, large insects, small lizard species, snakes, and carrion. Like all goannas and snakes the sand monitor has a forked tongue, with which it ‘tastes’ the air.
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