This big Goanna was on my driveway when I came home from work today. By the time I raced into the house and came back out with my camera, he had just found a tree. He is a about 4 feet long ( 1.2 meters ).
You have to watch these guys, they will try and climb up your legs thinking you are a tree when they are frightened. Those big claws can do you some damage.
I am sorry the picture isn't the best in focus shot. I tried to get a quick photo before some kids came screaming around the corner on the path and I quickly moved him off the path and back into the grass.
Does anyone know what type of turtle this is? I have never seen one with a tail like this before.