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Sometimes amidst all the spam and trash something happens to remind you that this Internet-thing has its good points, that information sharing can work. Today was one of those days.

A student in New York who’s involved in creating an online bulletin of monitor lizards found one of my photos from last year’s central Australia trip and pointed out to me that it isn’t a fairly common Lace monitor, but a relatively uncommon Perentie, Varanus giganteus, Australia’s largest lizard.

Dredging through my memory I answered a few questions on where and when I’d seen it, and what it was doing, the photo and a brief blurb may appear in their monitor lizard bulletin sometime in the future.