We received this young Rock monitor (Varanus albigularis) from a member of the Fourways community. The poor monitor was dehydrated and had some wounds that may have been caused by a pitch fork. We hydrated the monitor, treated him for pain, and ensured that we met his healthy appetite! Luckily the wounds were not severe, and he was released into a quiet natural environment.
Thank you to the I Love Fourways community and to everyone who assisted this monitor!
We treat indigenous wildlife, free of charge, relying on the community for donations and support.
Pics: Dr K, Lauren Beckley, Grant Fairley
The team behind the Johannesburg Wildlife Vet Hospital.