The reptiles in the Valley are
certainly enjoying the warm summer days, and a number of bobtails and skinks
have been sighted in the Sanctuary’s bushland. Everyone enjoys looking out
for scaley friends throughout the summer months.
Just last weekend, volunteer
Kenneth spied this beautiful Gould’s (or sand) monitor (Varanus gouldii) in the
equipment shed on the shelf! Ken, who is highly experienced with reptiles of
all kinds, carefully moved the goanna to the safety of the forest, as we were
concerned he may get hot when the shed was locked at the end of the day. Once
in the forest, he gave Ken a stare then promptly clambered up a very tall
jarrah tree to safety – such a special find!