A metre-long goanna was relocated recently from Bonna Road at Branyan after being found in a garage behind a cupboard.
The surprised owners called Kyle Hancock from Kavs Wildlife Services, who captured the lace monitor and moved it away from the residential area.
“Normally by hand is the best way to catch them as long as you know what you are doing, so best left to the professionals,” Kyle said.
“He went to a nice creek a couple of kilometres away and was released into a great looking habitat.”
According to Wikipedia, lace monitors are the second-largest monitor in Australia after the perentie.
They can be as long as 2.1m with a head-and-body length up to 76.5cm. The tail is long and slender and about 1.5 times the length of the head and body.
The maximum weight of a lace monitor can be 20kg but most adults are much smaller.
Kyle set up Kavs Wildlife Services in the Bundaberg Region a few months ago, offering snake and reptile relocations 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
He can be contacted on Facebook or call 0459 039 695.
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