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Megalania Prisca: Dragon of the Australian Outback

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posted on Sep, 13 2008 @ 08:19 PM

Ive just joined ATS although I have been reading threads for quite a while and this is my first thread. The megafauna of Australia (the now extinct animals and plants - that were often giant, think 10 foot tall kangaroos) fascinate me and I wonder if it was possible for any of them to survive the ice age.

Does anyone know anything about the Megalania Prisca (Great Lizard like creature larger than a dairy cow) or about any encounters/sightings?
For further information follow this link...

And here is what they could possible look like... (although there are different impressions on, sigh, google images)

In Alice Springs I swear I have seen huge lizard - like footprints while visiting.


[edit on 13-9-2008 by Unknown_Significance]

posted on Sep, 13 2008 @ 08:46 PM
Isnt that the so called giant monitor lizard found in indonesia

posted on Sep, 13 2008 @ 08:54 PM

Originally posted by peacejet
Isnt that the so called giant monitor lizard found in indonesia

I think the megalania is larger.

posted on Sep, 13 2008 @ 08:56 PM
Might be I was saying about the image link you posted, why dont you do a google search.

posted on Sep, 13 2008 @ 08:58 PM
Which one of the image links?

Ive only been to Alice Springs once, I live in Aus though

posted on Sep, 13 2008 @ 09:06 PM
I meant the image link.

posted on Sep, 13 2008 @ 09:21 PM
reply to post by Unknown_Significance

I hope you can assure me that this isn't another one of those threads who's purpose is to create web traffic for a particular site.

Ever since this site became involved in the marketing circle, I get the impression there is some level of that going on around here.

But perhaps it's my cynical side coming through.

Don't mind me. It's late, and I'm tired.

[edit on 13-9-2008 by Maxmars]

posted on Sep, 13 2008 @ 09:35 PM
I was driving my Panel Van about 15years ago through Jamieson in Vic,
and acidentaly drove over what i thought was a log on the road.
I went round a bend and Thump Thump i stopped looked in the rear view mirror and turned white.
What i saw looked like a comodo dragon

It was longer than the width of the Van

And the it ran into the bush after i just ran over it.

I didnt dare get out to look lol and kept on driving in disbelief.
It was huge i didnt think we had them in Victoria Australia.

Link to map of area

[edit on 13-9-2008 by SvenTheBerserK]

posted on Sep, 14 2008 @ 01:16 AM
interesting... freaky

posted on Sep, 14 2008 @ 03:07 AM

Originally posted by SvenTheBerserK

What i saw looked like a comodo dragon

A 'Comodo' dragon? I would have *hat myself!


You mean Komodo Dragon, I know that!

Wow, what a durable lizard! Especially with a grunty Holden if it was like the one in the pic....or was that a Ford

posted on Sep, 14 2008 @ 06:42 AM
There are some monitors (which are in the same family as komodo dragons) that can get really big, and the outback is such a vast and uninhabited place it wouldn't surprise me if there were some freaks of nature out there. Hey, it happens in the human species quite often!

And check out this guy at a popular tourist location, stealing food from the tourists bags!!!

I made the silly mistake of catching a young one, not even as long as this guys tail and I still have the scar on the arm to prove how sharp their claws are

posted on Sep, 14 2008 @ 07:39 AM
How interesting!
And doubly creepy

Makes you think about creatures such as the bunyip or loch ness monster and how these might actually be the result of animals that have survived such major global changes and evolved and flourished...

Just what type of habitat do/would these creatures abide in?? I mean rainforest type surroundings or bushland or...?

posted on Sep, 14 2008 @ 07:39 AM
Double post..

[edit on 14/9/08 by pretty_vacant]

posted on Sep, 14 2008 @ 10:34 AM
Jamieson area

I messed up my last link this one shows a bit of Jamieson.

posted on Sep, 14 2008 @ 09:44 PM
reply to post by Unknown_Significance

It is quite possible that an animal of that size survives. Most parts of Australia are extremely remote where few humans ever visit, and to even see an animal is difficult to come by, let alone a very rare one, if it exists.

Very few sightings can be for the reasons 1) Limited number of creature 2) Very remote regions, 3) Intelligent creature capable of hiding very well, 4) Human visitation rare.

Hopefully it exists, and if I see it, Id let everyone on this site know and not a university where they would dissect it.

Just my two cents.

posted on Sep, 15 2008 @ 03:44 AM
They can live in rain forest, bush and desert
And I have had the pleasure of seeing them in all three locations.
There are a few different types of lace monitors in Australia ranging from small, to HUGE! Absolutely beautiful creatures.

posted on Sep, 15 2008 @ 04:22 AM
I wonder if any other of the megafauna could have survived... like the giant kangaroo!

posted on Sep, 15 2008 @ 06:01 AM
Giant 'Flesh Eating' roo's.... I hope not.

You could write a whole different 'Winnie the Pooh' series.

Although I believe in Big Foot, the thought of an extremely large lizard/dragon like creature living in the vast wild.... would seem more probable.

It amazes me that with what seems like credible eyewitness accounts, no one has gotten a picture of one yet.

posted on Sep, 26 2008 @ 02:49 AM
More encounters anyone?

posted on Dec, 22 2012 @ 09:38 PM
reply to post by Unknown_Significance

The megalania is a 20-25 ft long komodo dragon that is said to live in australia.
Lost tapes on animal planet explains alot even a local legend.
And do you have pictures of the tracks?
Lost tapes is where i got my info from'

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