Some Western Australian History & Some Family History & Some More
Gould's Monitor at Dryandra
|These pictures show two young Gould's monitors (Varanus gouldii) fighting in the late afternoon in Dryandra in the south west of Western Australia in November 2004.|
|The species name, gouldii, commemorates the English naturalist John Gould (1804-1881)|
It is a privilege to see reptiles like this in the bush. Interfering with or capturing reptiles without a license is illegal. Unfortunately not all offenders get caught but many do. It is illegal to smuggle wildlife out of Australia. Australian Customs officers have a very high success rate in detecting offenders.
|Reference: Storr, GM Smith, LA & Johnstone, RE (1983) Lizards of Western Australia II: Dragons and Monitors Western Australian Museum.|