Monitor hospitalised thanks to Cassowary.

Subject: Monitor hospitalised thanks to Cassowary.
From: Del Richards <>
Date: Fri, 21 Aug 2009 16:31:17 +1000
This story comes from Dr. Annabel Olson, a well known vet in Cairns for dealing with all manner of wildlife. Recently a local snake remover has just achieved success taking a reptile out of a household in Kuranda when he heard a commotion in the backyard. Upon investigation he found a Southern Cassowary with two chicks and an injured Lace Monitor nearby. The snake man collected the monitor and (with care) bagged the reptile and took it to the Veterinary Clinic. Upon examination the monitor was found to have several broken ribs and a puntured lung! Monitors in the Wet Tropics don't have it all there own way. Lloyd Nielsen relates the incident many years ago at Cape Tribulation when he saw a female feral pig attempt to run down and kill a sizeable monitor. The lizard was able to escape up a rainforest tree otherwise it would have been a food item. That almost proves that a feral pig would eat anything.

Del. Richards, Fine Feather Tours, Mossman, NQ.


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