The abundance of Malayan Water Monitors (Varanus salvator) at the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve has made these lizards an added attraction.
The scavenging activities of these lizards shown earlier with a large catfish in its jaws, beg the question of how successful they are in catching resident and migratory birds. No doubt these skirmishes make for exciting encounters.
The image by Lee Tiah Khee shows a monitor lizard sneaking up on an unsuspecting wader and subsequently panicking the nearby group of foraging waders.
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