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Biodiversity challenge – Earless monitor lizard

Hard of hearing

Did you hear about the earless monitor?
Don’t worry, you’re not alone,
If this was an unknown unknown.
As you don’t well know,
This Borneo lizard is so
Elusive, rare and obscure
That scientists are not really sure
Whether this one in a million reptilian
Has even heard of itself.

© Tim Knight and timknightwriter, 2014.