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goanna

a large carrion-eating monitor (3) lizard.
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Caption: Lizards called goannas (Varanus gouldii) live in the desert of Western Australia and have large populations Where indigenous people hunt.
The thermal ecology of free-living sand goannas (Varanus gouldii) in southern Australia.
We glimpsed dingos and brumbies (wild horses), and saw wallabies, kangaroos, goannas, and frilled lizerds.
On this 40-minute tour you can watch water goannas bake in the sun, snakes slither up trees, and cormorants dive for the little fish and turtles that abound in the deep water.
Grasses are abundant around Paruku and a dazzling array of sculptures of goannas and other animals appear in the volume; wire, yarn and bottles are used to produce stunning pieces; coolamon baskets are made from raffia and bustard feathers; and flowers, vases and nests derive from myriad materials available on the outskirts of the community.
According to Modesto, "these ancient animals really looked like modern goannas or monitor lizards, but are actually more closely related to mammals.
I once helped by doing some simple line drawings of animals dressed in Christmas outfits (imagine three wise goannas and similar) and had some colleagues suggest I try to produce a picture book.
The goannas studied include three monitor lizards; Varanus mertensi, Varanus mitchelli and Varanus panoptes, as well as Crocodylus johnstoni, a freshwater crocodile.
Animals depicted include kangaroos, emus, ducks, swans, horses, dogs, eagles and goannas, the last two of which are significant Dreaming creatures associated with the creation of the Flinders ranges.
The canetoads will affect the entire ecology of the Kakadu wetland ecosystem -- the freshwater crocs will go, the snakes, the goannas, the larger fish, the fishing hawks, kookaburras, jabiru and other birds.
In "Goannas and Billabong," Elizabeth employs a dotting technique for her beautifully colored Goannas; inherited from her mother's Dreamings, Goannas are ancestors associated with water and rain.
when they warm or cook the food, tribes get the skin of goannas and rub it all over the face of the dog so he can become a goanna dog.