Thursday, December 1, 2011

Crocodile or monitor lizard?

Deputy Mayor of Miri City Council make a statement in yesterday Miri See Hua Daily news that the ...
... reptile in Bulatan park may not be crocodile but a a giant ...
... monitor lizard!! I was wondering whether he knows how a monitor lizard look like.
I really wish that people at the top do some research and compared photos we publish on the net so that they don't make remark which make them sound so ignorant. So, for the benefit of my readers, the above is how a monitor lizard generally looks like. (photo from Wikipedia) Colour and shape will vary a bit but the features are more or less the same. And...
... this is how a crocodile looks like!
The major differences, when you can only see the head, are the nose and eyes.
 Croc has distinctive eyes and nose well above the water. When they went underwater, it "drops" down like a ...
...submarine. I had not seen monitor lizard behaving in this manner.
He also suggested that more ...
... sign like this should be put up around the park! So if he thinks that it is not croc, why more sign?! Please don't waste tax payer money!

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