Plants and Animals

Huge Lizard Caught On The Side Of Australian House

December 16, 2015 | by Tom Hale

Photo credit: Eric Holland

Australia: where nature is 10 times larger and 10 times more dangerous. As further proof of this, a man called Eric Holland has captured a picture of a 1.5-meter-long (5-foot-long) lizard crawling across his house.

The photograph was taken in Thurgoona, New South Wales, and shows a lace monitor lizard. These miniature Aussie godzillas can grow up to two meters (6.5 foot) long and are carnivorous, usually feasting on a diet of birds, eggs, small mammals, and other reptiles. However, it is a rare sight to see one of these reptiles in a built-up area, as they usually shy away from the hustle and bustle of humans by retreating deep into the eastern Australian bush.

Speaking to the Guardian, Holland said: “I saw movement as I came out of the shed and I had a look and thought, bloody hell what is this thing? When I recovered from the shock I went inside and got a camera.”

[H/T: The Guardian]

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