The Nile monitor lizard is the main lizard in Africa, growing up to 2.1 meters (7 feet) long. Since they eat crocodile eggs, Nile monitor are often seen near crocodile nesting sites. Adult Nile monitor lizards can easily outrun people over short distances.
They can also stay underwater for more than an hour. The female Nile monitor laid her clutch of eggs in the active mound of termites. The heat as of the termites acts to incubate the eggs. When they hatch, baby lizards resemble tiny versions of their parents. The mosasaur, a large, died out sea monster that disappeared 65 million years ago, is intimately connected.