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Wild Lizard Chase

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Easy going
With enough time, some monitors seemed to realize we posed no threat and accepted our quiet presence nearby. That's when we started getting the footage we wanted. In general, the water monitors, including this hefty specimen of V. salvator from Thailand, were less wary than the desert monitors. They're still highly alert and "switched on," but they also showed curiosity and seemed to get used to us with more ease, as long as we didn't move too much or too close.


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