Venomous, and can inflict nasty wounds requiring urgent medical attention.
Grows to 2.1m (Avg 1.5m)
The Lace Monitor is the most commonly encountered monitor species that we have here in South East Queensland. They thrive in a range of different environments and are frequently encountered as they scavenge at picnic and camping sites. Though venomous, they generally don’t pose as a threat to humans. Specimens however can get potentially aggressive towards people if teased with food, and so it’s not recommended that you feed them. They come in varied shades of colour from spotted, to thinly banded and can even be very heavily blotched (Bells phase).