Lily our Border Collie has keen vision. The other morning she barked fiercely at something I hadn’t spotted, and had to search for.
It was a Goanna, heading up a gum tree. It has stayed around, and has been up and down the same tree a few times. I watched it for quite a while this morning, wanting to get a closer look as it descended. I walked back insidethe house momentarily, thinking it would still be there when I returned, but within minutes it was gone.
On Kangaroo Island the goannas wiped out the entire rabbit population by eating rabbit kittens in their burrows. http://stevechallis.net/Rosenberg%27s-Goanna.php We have a lot of unwanted rabbits, digging warrens in the area the goanna is frequenting, and I wonder if it is feasting on rabbits, or perhaps even using one of their burrows. This one is a particularly large, fairly recent one.