|Copyright: Pratik Pradhan (serpentina_p) (32)|
|Date Taken: 2008-11-16|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2012-07-06 11:28|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|The Bengal monitor (Varanus bengalensis) or common Indian monitor, is a monitor lizard found widely distributed over South Asia. This large lizard is mainly terrestrial, and grows to about 175 cm from the tip of the snout to the end of the tail. Young monitors may be more arboreal, but adults mainly hunt on the ground, preying mainly on arthropods, but also taking small terrestrial vertebrates, ground birds, eggs and fish. Although large monitors have few predators apart from humans who hunt them for meat, younger individuals are hunted by many predators.|
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nice portrait, pity it is so small, TFS Ori
- [2012-07-06 23:57]
excellent closeup of the species. good work. tfs.
- [2012-07-08 11:10]
great portrait, please use the maximum length of 800 pixels with such great pictures