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goanna

any of various Australian monitor lizards
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Therefore, active nest protection and predator control efforts at Wreck Rock Beach help to reduce the threat posed by goannas and other predators.
Aboriginal peoples have lived in Western Australia for at least 36,000 years, and ancient lizard remains found at archeological sites show that people have hunted goannas for much of that time.
They camped away from the road during the day, I had to do all the hunting, getting goanna and lizards, my friend nothing.
Professor Shine notes that his team found a 90 per cent mortality of large goannas and lizards at their study site.
Whitford WG (1998) Contribution of pits dug by goannas (Varanus gouldii) to the dynamics of banded mulga landscapes in eastern Australia.
Goannas, or the Varanidae, can reach two metres in length and are worth being wary of.
In Search of Mythical Monsters (C4, 8pm) a leading zoologist in Australia believes he has proof that giant goannas are stalking in the outback and has a plaster cast of a footprint measuring 18 inches across.
Goannas lie on the boulders staring out to the horizon where a distant black funnel belching smoke serves as the visual omen.
Nothing disturbed them there except the goannas that ate their hard-boiled eggs while they slept, and the lyrebirds.
You made the kangaroos and goannas and birds for us.
Flying ants (termites) provide food and nesting sites for goannas (lizards).
Set-point temperatures were measured by allowing post-absorptive goannas with temperature-sensitive transmitters to move about freely in a photo-thermal gradient.