Monitor

Monitor image. The Monitor Lizard is rarely seen but ubiquitous along rivers and in permanent water sources in Serengeti. Preferring to remain either in dense cover or in the water, they can be seen only when sunbathing at midday. Feeding on fish, large insects, eggs and small crocodiles, the monitor lizard though large and slightly unsettling at2 meters long, is not poisonous as many people think, and does its best to avoid all human contact. The most common place to see monitors in Serengeti is on the rocks besides moving water on the down-stream side of drifts (concrete dam/bridges).

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