Clouded Monitor (Varanus nebulosus)
Bukit Drive, 15th June 2015
This Clouded Monitor was seen on a road at the edge of Hindhede Nature Park. It had most likely been run over by a passing vehicle.
Two eggs were also found on the road close to the carcass. If they did come from the Clouded Monitor’s body, it suggests that this individual was a gravid female. It’s possible that the eggs were forced out of the body from the impact of a vehicle, maybe even the same vehicle that had killed the lizard itself.
Whether the Clouded Monitor is a subspecies of the Bengal Monitor (Varanus bengalensis) or a distinct species is still a matter of some debate; some sources still lump the two of them together.
Clouded Monitor (Varanus bengalensis nebulosus) Bukit Timah, 23rd April 2011
This Clouded Monitor carcass was found along the KTM railway tracks that run alongside Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. It is very likely that it had been killed by a train, especially considering how badly mangled the remains were, with the head and one limb separated and flung some distance away from the rest of the body.