Lace Monitors (Varanus varius) are Australia's second largest lizard. Commonly called goannas, they grow in length to on average 1.5 metres. They can scale tree trunks in pursuit of prey or to escape danger. They feed on birds, birds' eggs, carrion (such as roadkill) insects, small mammals and other reptiles. They lay between 6 to 12 eggs each year, usually in termite mounds, particularly those found in trees.