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Monitor

To seek information about an agent's behavior; a device that provides such information.
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Exotic pets including bearded dragons, monitor lizards and a royal python all needed a place to stay when last week's floods forced people to evacuate an estate in Newburn.
Northop College Small Animal Centre Manager, Wendy Gacem said: "We have never housed a Savannah Monitor Lizard here at the College before so were eager to give our students the opportunity to learn about the fascinating species as part of their course.
The dining room of their typical family home is peppered with cages and tanks housing everything from Bosc monitor lizards and Chilean rose tarantulas, to Madagascan hissing cockroaches.
A rare crocodile monitor lizard was found in the backyard of a Southern California home Wednesday, thousands of miles away from its native land, and animal authorities believe that it is a pet gone astray, several reports said Thursday.
They saw a monitor lizard, or bayawak, feeding on the remains.
Police were alerted to sightings of a Nile monitor lizard, whose bite is strong enough to crush human bones.
Some of the animals on display include barn owls, snakes and Bart the Bosc Monitor Lizard. Visitors will have the opportunity to talk to animal handlers who can answer questions on the animals' habitats, life cycles and what they eat.
The experts say their research has "resurrected" this type of monitor lizard, called Varanus douarrha, using a genetic analysis and a comparison of its physical features to others like it.
Meanwhile, there was panic in the jungle when a huge flesh-eating monitor lizard crawled into the camp.
A FULL polar bear skin, a baboon's skull, a monitor lizard handbag, carved ivory and examples of other animal products seized at UK airports and ferry ports have been put on display at the Cheshire Show.
Chinese news outlet, Sina Hong Kong, who originally reported the story says the lizard might be (http://www.biosch.hku.hk/ecology/hkreptiles/lizard/Varanus_salvator.html) a "monitor lizard" or varanus salvator 6 a carnivorous lizard related to Komodo Dragons 6 that can be as small as four and a half inches to 10 feet long.