Rare sighting of two rock monitors scuffling

Posted by Anita Froneman on 2 June 2022

It’s not every day you come across a monitor lizard in the bush, much less two of them fighting. Kruger Magazine shared a video of two rock monitors locked in a scuffle, presumably in the Kruger National Park.

There are more than 4 000 monitor species worldwide, with the rock monitor and the water monitor (the largest lizard in southern Africa) found in South Africa.

If threatened, rock monitors sometimes defecate or play dead.

Take a look at these two. The owner of the video is unknown.

Picture: Screenshot of video by Kruger Magazine

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