Singapore Postcard: Monitor Lizards

Easy there, big fella.

Spotted this guy or gal at the Botanic Gardens, digging through the leaf litter and eating earthworms.

Monitor lizards are big. This one was about 4 feet long. They’re in the same genus as Komodo dragons, and are named for their mildly terrifying habit of standing up on their hind legs to take a look around if they’re concerned.

Luckily for me, this one was mostly concerned with his or her lunch.