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Nile Monitor | by Nick Scobel
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Nile Monitor

Varanus niloticus

 

An absolutely massive adult from suburban south Florida that was likely over 7 feet in length, nearing the maximum size of this species. From a distance, it wouldn't be hard to mistake this animal for a Komodo Dragon. These large, diurnal predators have become established in pockets across south Florida, and multiple agencies are working at removing as many as possible.

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Taken on December 9, 2016