Wednesday, March 18, 2009


We saw this goanna while we were exploring Lake Windermere. Goanna's are large monitor lizards, this one was a metre or more long. Apparently there are 25 different varieties of them in Australia.


  1. When I was about 9 - maybe 1957 or so - my grandfather shot 3 goannas out of the Apple Tree (yep, THAT apple tree) above the chook pen - they had been stealing eggs.

    Us three kids dragged the dead goannas up to the main road and lined them up in full view of passing motorists. We waited for a day or so until the carcasses bloated up and then giggled our heads off as cars screached to a halt thinking they had seen crocodiles.