Lace Monitor Rescued From Lobster Trap

StoryfulNewsPublished: January 1, 201821 views
Published: January 1, 2018

A lace monitor was found struggling in a lobster trap on New Year’s Day 2017 near The Australian Reptile Park, where Tim Faulkner later freed the reptile. Faulkner said that given the high temperature where the park is located, the lace monitor would have died if it hadn’t been found by a passer-by. The park is in Gosford, New South Wales, where it reached a high of 29 degrees on Monday. “Lace monitors are scavenger feeders,” Faulkner said. “This is a natural behaviour that has been occurring for thousands of years but now humans are sharing their habitat at an increased capacity, more potentially harmful items start appearing and the goannas try to take advantage of what appears to be a free meal.” Credit: The Australian Reptile Park via Storyful

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