Djanay (Yellow Spotted Monitor)
Djanay (the Yellow Spotted Monitor or Argus Monitor, Varanus panoptes) is type of goanna, slightly smaller than other local goannas and with a yellow spotted patterning. It makes a burrow under the ground. Kunwinjku people follow that tracks of the djanay back to its burrow, and then hunt it when it comes out or they see it in a nearby tree. Kalawan (the sand monitor, Varanus gouldii) is more likely to be seen on the floodplain. In the old days, people would take their dogs hunting and the dogs would smell the djanay and lead people to it.
In this work by Ezariah Kelly, two djanay can be seen sharing their burrow with centipedes, looking out towards the opening.
Nawu djanay karohrok yiman kalawan dja nungan kukyahwurd, kadjalyo kore kanjdji kurorre midj kamarnbun karrire karribarlahnan karribarlahkadjung kore midj nuye yika kabebme kare mayh kayawan yika karrinan kore kundulk kabarndi.Minj nawu kalawan nakka kare kore kabbal karrinan kore kukku dja kore manberrk. Korroko dabborrabbolk birrirey duruk dorrengh birrikebkani nomi nawu kalawan dja djanay wanjh birribuni.