A certain presence on a tree
Unflinching, looking back at me;
Amazing coat of dream-lore art,
and razor griffon claws, so smart:
If ever doubted I before
the tales of dragon lords of yore,
This wise perceiver puts me straight;
His magic i cannot negate.
Goannas, also called Monitors, are large reptiles that live in the Australian bush, this one is very beautiful and was around four foot top to tail, I spotted him on the side of a rural dirt road on a way to a friend’s place at Glenugie on the north coast of NSW. I think he is vying with the kookaburra to be king of the bush!