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The Water monitor, (Varanus salvator) is a large species of monitor lizard capable of growing to 3.21 metres in length, with the average size of most adults at 1.5 metres long. Maximum weight of Varanus salvator can be over 25 kilograms, but most are half that size. Their body is muscular with a long, powerful, laterally compressed tail. Water monitors are one of the most common monitor lizards found throughout Asia, living in areas close to water.

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Taken on December 31, 2011