Meibao sent in this note and the image above:
“I was lucky enough to see a monitor lizard with a very very fresh-looking catfish in its jaws during low tide. (At the main bridge just outside the main hide.)
“Suspect it just got lucky and managed to get a catfish that got stranded when the tide receded. But it went off with the fish when it realised it had a big group of spectators, so didn’t manage to watch it feed.
“The last time I came across a feeding monitor lizard, the stench of the rotting fish was very obvious. And it “re-aligned” the fish and swallowed it in one gulp.”
The population of the Malayan Water Monitor (Varanus salvator) in the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve has increased so much that you see them everywhere. But seeing one with a large catfish in its jaws must be an exciting occasion. More exciting than seeing birds, I presume.