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Bengal Monitor aka
... Common Indian Monitor

Varanus bengalesis

Nose to tail tip
length could
be, from 3+ ft. to nearly
6 feet ...

Females can retain
the sperm for
a while for delayed
fertilization ...

Subspecies niloticus has
been shown to be
capable of
Parthenogenesis ...

Here it is seen
digging a nest hole
where it will
lay its 18-20 egg
and then
cover them with
soil ... compacting it
using her snout ...
... it will dig a few
false nest sites
as well to deter the
nest raiders ...
... eggs may take up-to
254 days to hatch

Has a forked blue
tongue that can be
nicely seen in a closeup
video-clip (done on 23.06.2017) ...
Link :
http://www.birdforum.tv/members/acti..._and_behavior/
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Keoladeo National Park
Bharatpur
Rajasthan
India
03.09.2012
· Date: Sun October 1, 2017 · Views: 50 · Filesize: 735.8kb · Dimensions: 1024 x 803 ·
Additional Info
Keywords: Bengal_Monitor
Scientific Name: Varanus bengalensis
Location: Keoldeo National Park, Bharatpur, India
Habitat: Mixed wetland and forest
Date Taken: 03.09.2017
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Mohamad Kamrani

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Sun October 1, 2017 5:07am

Wonderful detailed and clear closeup of this reptile , Alok this reminds me prehistoric era and Jurassic Park movie !
Many TFS MF

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Sun October 1, 2017 5:19am

A giant,you don't want to cuddle this one!! Great shot,Alok.

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Sun October 1, 2017 5:39am

A cracking shot of this big fella Alok, lovely job and many tfs.

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Sun October 1, 2017 8:52am

OMG,that looks impressive......what a beautiful lizard.
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Sun October 1, 2017 10:16am

WOW! Awesome!!!!!
Would absolutely love to see one of these in the "wild" ... from a distance of course! LOL!
Simply super!
Many tfs!
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Sun October 1, 2017 11:19am

Excellent capture of this magnificent beast Alok, tfs Doc.

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Sun October 1, 2017 11:22am

...Now that looks like one scary beastie Alok!!!

What a wonderfully detailed picture you've taken of him though my friend. Excellent work.

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Sun October 1, 2017 11:35am

That' quite a sizeable beast. Great photo. TFS

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A super closeup of this Lizard Alok. A wee bit scary for me.

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Sun October 1, 2017 2:04pm

Outstanding closeup of this Lizard, and thanks for the information that goes with the photo Alok

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Mon October 2, 2017 2:50am

Wow, now that is a lizard (lol). Fabulous find and picture Alok & Renu!

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