STOMPer Lizard Lover was saddened by the sight of a monitor lizard that had a huge gash on its back. The STOMPer spotted this at at the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve at Neo Tiew Crescent.
Said the STOMPer:
"These pictures were taken at the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve at Neo Tiew Crescent.
"The first picture shows the Asian water monitor (Varanus salvator) basking in the morning sun.
"This species can grow up to 3.5 m and the maximum weight can reach 25 kg.
"It has a powerful, laterally compressed tail.
"show another water monitor near the entrance to the park and it was lying motionless as it was badly injured.
"There was a deep gash across the body of the poor lizard.
"The eyes were open and obviously the lizard was still alive.
"I wonder why the park keepers do not bother about this injured lizard.
"Perhaps the NParks should employ a vet surgeon like Dr Luke Gamble who appears on many of the Animal Planet movies.
"Vets are able to treat wounds on animals and even fix a prosthetic leg for those animals which have lost their legs."