I got a text from the boyfriend saying he traded one of his reticulated pythons for a water monitor. Assuming it was for his aquarium, I found it rather silly of a trade. My next visit to his house I learned its in fact not an inanimate object, but an adorable living creature.
Molly is an Asian water monitor. Still a baby though, as she can grow anywhere from 5-9 feet. A common example of the monitor family is the Komodo dragon (which is illegal to own for obvious reasons). First meeting her I'll admit I was rather skiddish. No help from the boyfriend who tends to say the worst case scenario shortly before presenting any of his animals. After seeing her crane like neck peek up to look around I couldn't help but fall in love.
My love seen above (Galactor the sulcata tortoise) had to get a selfie. We have our game faces on. He's such a cutie!