It was great to see some old friends today. Bob and Barb Harry have built a lovely mud brick house deep in the Sandon bush. I first met them about ten years ago and have visited their block a number of times since then. It is notable for its variety of woodland birds including declining species such as the Hooded Robin. They showed me a photograph of an unusual visitor that was encountered just before Xmas. The animal in the photograph was unmistakably a Lace Monitor Varanus varius. A quick search of the DSE Wildlife atlas revealed that this is indeed an unusual sighting with the nearest local records from north of Maldon, some 30 kilometres to the north. Please let me know if you have seen this species in the local area over recent years.
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