Wednesday, April 07, 2010

All Hail The Northern Sierra Madre Forest Monitor Lizard!

A new, six foot monitor lizard discovered in The Philippines. It lives in trees and eats fruit, and is apparently itself good eating.

Another news story with more pics here. More BCLSB Monitor Lizard action here.


Tof KW said...

...and is apparently itself good eating.

Let me guess, monitor tastes like chicken.

bigcitylib said...

All white meat tastes like chicken.

Niles said...

I always get a twitch about the institutional crowd 'discovering' something the locals have known about for an eon or twelve. I hope the local name for it becomes part of the linnaean nomenclature, but I'll bet those skittish lizards wish they were a lot LESS well known if they're so professional at avoiding being dubbed "fingerlickingius lunchius".

buckets said...

Kinda hot, in a reptilian sort of way.