The Water Bengal’s body is bigger than other animal in the same family but smaller than Komodo Dragon. Its body is black with white-yellow strip across on base body. It has purple and jagged tongue, tail with black-light yellow internodes and its skin is quite rough.
It has been found in South East Asia including India and Sri Lanka. In Thailand, it is found almost in every part.
It can eat land, water animal and bird such as hen, fish, frog, mouse and additionally, it is capable to take both fresh and decayed food.
It is fierce because it uses a tail to attack enemies and tongue to tear into small pieces. It prefers to live near water and swim very well. It is able to climbs up the tree.
It will dig the hole and lays around 15-30 eggs each time but it doesn’t brood its eggs which are bred naturally. The junior water monitor will find food by themselves.
Update : 06 April 2017