Crocodile Monitor's One Weird Trick to Deal with Food: Bonks Head Against Wall

Lizards gulp prey whole. Adult prey is dispatched in jaws. Health insurance is available for exotic pets for health or injury, as per end of video. Shop around. Make sure to take care of your pets. This video focuses on the science of reptile behavior that supported a master's thesis in zoology. Video is made public for the citation for junior high school, and high school science reports. Also recommended for college and graduate level source citation for zoological biostatistics. Video taken on January 27, 2008 of a Crocodile monitor (Varanus salvadorii) eating a feeder rodent. In name only, this is a monitor lizard, not to be confused with an actual crocodile. Two points of this video. One, predatory reptiles generally know instinctively to avoid wasting resources in dispatching small and harmless prey; and two, this video demonstrates how predatory lizards devour prey by a common method of "grab and gulp". Monitor lizards are opportunistic predators. These lizards eat carrion, but like most monitors, their diet is largely made up of invertebrates and small mammals. Crocodile monitors are a species of monitor lizard, which is native to New Guinea. It is also known by the names Papua(n) monitor, Salvadori's monitor and artellia. The largest monitor lizard in New Guinea, and is believed to be one of the longest lizards in the world, having a long whip-like tail, a total body length up to 8 feet (244 cm) and in some cases may exceed the length of the world's largest (heaviest) lizard, the Komodo dragon. Filmed with the University of Guadalajara for Biological and Agricultural Sciences, the division of Biological and Environmental Science Division, at the department of Botany and Zoology.