These monitor lizards are NOT mating!
This is actually a pair of male Malayan water monitors (Varanus salvator) and they are wrestling one another. Each tries to push the other onto the ground. Uh oh, the one on the right seems to be losing his grip on the ground. But his tail saves the day, for now.
how male monitor lizards wrestle with one another.
look for signs of 'thousands of dead fishes' along Sungei Tampines. As I skulked along the river bank I met another small monitor lizard.
the last time I looked for thousands of dead fishes at Sungei Api Api. Just as on that previous trip, the trees on the eastern bank are also suffering from erosion.
Lenggadai (Bruguiera parviflora) and it was flowering! This mangrove tree is rather rare but can be easily observed from the bridge across Sungei Tampines.
Naked Hermit Crab guided walks was still there!