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A true goanna

A spotted monitor (Varanus panoptes rubidus) from Paraburdoo, Western Australia. It can attain 1.8 metres in length

Larage Goannas are also called bungarras in WA

The larger goannas are commonly seen by travellers crossing roads. They are considered the 'dogs' of the reptile world. The largest living Australian goanna is the perenty, although the spotted monitor gets close, if not in length, then in body bulk.

Perenty - Oz's largest living lizard

A perenty (Varanus giganteus) from 50 km west of Telfer, Western Australia. It can attain over 2 metres in length

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