Mitchell's water monitor facts for kids
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Varanus mitchelli reaches a total length of up to 70 cm (28 in). It is generally dark in colour and has many small yellow spots or dark-centered ocelli.
The preferred habitats of V. mitchelli are swamps, lagoons, inland rivers, and other bodies of water. It often is found on trees close to the water. It prefers to shelter in tree hollows and under bark. In the wild, V. mitchelli will make for water if it is disturbed.
Varanus mitchelli is oviparous.
In captivity, Mitchell's water monitor is reported to be very nervous and shy. It is extremely uncommon in captivity.
Mitchell's water monitor preys on smaller animals of both terrestrial and aquatic origin. Its prey includes: smaller lizards, small mammals, nestling birds, reptile eggs and terrestrial invertebrates (orthopterans, arachnids, beetles etc.). Aquatic prey include: fish, crabs and frogs.
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